{FULL LIST} Army appoints new GOCs, Field Commanders

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The Nigerian Army has announced the appointment of General Officers Commanding (GOCs) and other senior Field Commanders.



A statement yesterday in Abuja by the Director of Army Public Relations, Brig-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, explained that the development was part of efforts to reinvigorate the service.

The statement said those redeployed are: Maj.-Gen. G. A. Umelo from Defence Simulation Centre to Defence Headquarters (Defence Research and Development Bureau) and appointed Director General; Maj.-Gen. V. Ebhaleme is to remain in Defence Space Administration and appointed Director Support Services; Maj.-Gen. G. B. Audu, from Defence Administration to Nigerian Army Resource Centre and appointed Senior Research Fellow.

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Others are: Maj.-Gen. S. E. Udounwa from Army War College Nigeria to the newly established Army Headquarters Department of Special Services and Programmes and appointed Chief of Special Services/Programmes (Army); Maj.-Gen. M. T. Durowaiye from Army Headquarters Department of Policy and Plans to Army Headquarters Department of Administration (Army) and appointed Director Veteran Affairs Directorate; Maj.-Gen. A. E. Attu from Army Headquarters Department of Policy and Plans to Defence Training and Operations,  and appointed Director Peace Keeping Operations; while Maj.-Gen. U. T. Musa from Department of Administration (Army) to Headquarters 81 Division and appointed GOC.

Also, Maj.-Gen. C. U. Onwunle from Directorate of Automated Data Processing to Defence Headquarters (Department of Communications) and appointed Director of Communications; Maj.-Gen. O. O. Oluyede from Army Headquarters Department of Policy and Plans to Headquarters 6 Division and appointed GOC; Maj.-Gen. L. T. Omoniyi from Army Headquarters Department of Civil-Military Affairs to Army Headquarters Department of Operations and appointed Director Campaign Planning; Maj.-Gen. O. J. Akpor from Nigerian Defence Academy to Defence Headquarters (Directorate of Defence Information) has been appointed Director, Defence Information.

Also, Maj.-Gen. A. A. Eyitayo from 7 Division to Defence Headquarters and appointed Director Campaign Planning; Maj.-Gen. L. A. Fejokwu from 81 Division to Defence Headquarters Department of Standard and Evaluation and appointed Director Standard and Evaluation; Maj.-Gen. J. A. L. Jimoh from Nigerian Army School of Artillery to Headquarters Training and Doctrine Command and appointed Chief of Training.

Additionally, Maj.-Gen. H. T. Wesley from Office of the Chief of Army Staff to Headquarters Defence Intelligence Agency and appointed Director Administration; Maj.-Gen. J. O. Ochai from Army Headquarters Department of Operations to Nigerian Army Armour School and appointed Commandant; Maj.-Gen. S. G. Mohammed from 6 Division to Army Headquarters Department of Policy and Plans as Deputy Chief of Policy and Plans, amongst others.

The DAPR also announced that Brig.-Gen. A. S. Maikano from Nigerian Army Welfare Insurance Scheme, redeployed to 82 Division and appointed Commander Division Finance and Accounts; Brig.- Gen. L. A. Lebo from Headquarters Nigerian Army Corps of Artillery to Army Headquarters Department of Army Training and appointed Acting Deputy Chief of Training (Linkages/Integration); Brig.-Gen. M. O. Ihanuwaze from Defence Headquarters to Nigerian Army Budget and appointed Director of Budget and Accounts, while Brig.-Gen. O. Adegbe from Headquarters Training and Doctrine Command Nigerian Army to Army Headquarters Department of Civil-Military Affairs for appointment as Director Psychological Operations.

Also, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS, Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, charged the newly appointed senior officers to justify the confidence reposed in them and redouble their commitment to duty in their new appointments.

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