The Nigerian Army has announced the appointment of Lieutenant-General Lamidi Adeosun, as the new Chief of Policy and Plans (Army), in a major shake-up.
Also appointed are new General Officers Commanding (GOCs), Guards Brigade Commander among others.
The redeployment according to a statement by acting Director Public Relations, Saghir Musa, issued late on Sunday night was a routine exercise aimed at reinvigorating the system for greater professional efficiency.
“The Nigerian Army has just released the postings and appointments of its officers. The posting which was approved yesterday by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen TY Buratai, is a routine exercise carried out to reinvigorate the system for greater professional efficiency.
“The highlight includes the appointment of the newly-promoted Lt Gen LO Adeosun, the erstwhile Chief of Training and Operations now redeployed as Chief of Policy and Plans (Army), Maj Gen AO Shodunke from Army Headquarters Department of Army Standards and Evaluation to Defence Headquarters as Chief of Defence Logistics, Maj Gen AA Tarfa from Martin Luther Agwai International Leadership and Peacekeeping Centre to Training and Doctrine Command, Minna as Commander, Maj Gen EO Udoh from the Army Headquarters Department of Army Logistics as Chief of Training and Operations (Army), Maj Gen MS Yusuf who was the General Officer Commanding, 81 Division is now Chief of Administration (Army), Maj Gen JI Unuigbe the former Corps Commander Ordnance becomes the Chief of Logistics (Army) while Maj Gen OF Azinta former General Officer Commanding, 2 Division is appointed Chief of Army Standard and Evaluation.
“Others include Maj Gen AB Omozoje of Army Headquarters, Department of Policy and Plans is now the General Officer Commanding, 2 Division Ibadan. Also, the newly-promoted Maj Gen AB Biu is substantive General Officer Commanding, 7 Division Maiduguri, Maj Gen JJ Ogunlade from Defence Headquarters becomes the General Officer Commanding, 8 Division Sokoto, while Maj Gen JO Irefin from Defence Headquarters Garrison is appointed General Officer Commanding, 81 Division Lagos.
“Maj Gen EN Njoku remains at Defence Headquarters and redeployed as Director Communications, Maj Gen CG Musa from Nigerian Army Farms and Ranches Limited is appointed Commander, Sector 3 Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Monguno while Maj Gen OT Akinjobi from Headquarters Sector 3 Operation LAFIYA DOLE becomes the Director Standards and Evaluation at Defence Headquarters.
“Also, Brig Gen KA Kazir is to remain in Army Headquarters Department of Projects and Programmes and appointed acting Executive Director of Nigerian Army Farms and Ranches Limited, Brig Gen AE Attu moves from Nigerian Army Resource Centre to National Defence College and appointed acting Deputy Commandant, Brig Gen MT Usman from Headquarters 28 Task Force Brigade moves to Headquarters Guards Brigade Abuja as Commander taking over from Brig Gen UT Musa who becomes acting Commandant, Martin Luther Agwai International Leadership and Peacekeeping Centre, Jaji, Brig Gen GO Adesina remains at the Department of Policy and Plans and redeployed as acting Director Policy.
“Similarly, Brig Gen LA Fejokwu from National Defence College is now the acting Director Personnel Services at Army Headquarters, Brig Gen EAP Undiandeye from Army Headquarters Department of Army Transformation and Innovation becomes the acting Director, Foreign Liaison at the Defence Intelligence Agency Abuja, Brig Gen JY Nimyel from Nigerian Army Resource Centre, Abuja takes over as the Commandant, Amphibious Training School, Calabar from Brig Gen OO Oluyede who is now Commander 27 Task Force Brigade Buni Yadi. Brig Gen PP Malla moves from 82 Division Garrison, Enugu to Headquarters 28 Task Force Brigade Chibok and appointed Commander.
“Meanwhile, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Yusufu Buratai whilst wishing all of them well in their respective appointments charges them to take their new responsibilities seriously and discharge all duties professionally with utmost loyalty to Service and Nation. All the appointments take immediate effect.”