As many as 45 Generals and 92 Colonels have been promoted to new pots by the Nigerian Army Council.
The Nigerian Army Council has promoted 45 Brigadier Generals to the rank of Major Generals and 92 colonels to the rank of Brigadier-Generals, The Nation reports.
According to a statement from the Director of Public Relations, Nigerian Army, Brig. General Sani Usman, the council approved the promotion yesterday.
Some of those promoted to the rank of Two Star Generals (Major-Generals) include Brigadier General H.O. Otiki, Brigadier General O.O. Soleye, Brigadier General AT Hamman, Brigadier General F Yahaya, Brigadier General B.A. Ahanotu, Brigadier General I.M. Yusuf and Brigadier General S.O. Olabanji.
Others are Brigadier General J.I. Unuigbe, Brigadier General A.A. Jidda, Brigadier General J.E. Jakko, Brigadier General V.O. Ezugwu and Brigadier General A.C.C. Agundu, Brigadier General H.E. Ayamasaowei and Brigadier General MS Yusuf, Commander Guards Brigade and late Brigadier General B.A. Raji, was promoted posthumously.
Similarly, Brigadier General O.F. Azinta, Brigadier General J. Sarham, Brigadier General T.A. Gagariga, Brigadier General L.F. Abdullahi, Brigadier General JGK Myam and Brigadier General U.S. Yakubu were also promoted major generals.
The statement added: “While those elevated to the rank of one star generals (Brigadier Generals) includes Colonel A. Israel, Colonel C.O.C. Ekulide, Colonel S.O.F. Olowolayemo, Colonel J.T.E. Chukwu, Colonel E.E. Eyong and the prolific writer, Colonel DC Nengite, as well as Colonel C.A. Dalhatu and Colonel U.N. Babangida.
“Others include Colonels U.I. Mohammed, Colonel N.U. Mukhtar, Colonel O.G. Onubogu, Colonel S.T. Shafaru, Colonel G.G. Shipi, Colonel A.S. Ishaq of 8 Division Provost Group, Colonel A.O.I. Kalajaiye, Colonel J.C. Mbibi, Colonel J.T.E. Chukwu, Colonel H.A. Gambo and Colonel L.B. Mohammed, among others.”