The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has approved the deployment and appointments of 37 Generals and five Colonels to different formations and units in his effort to rekindle the spirit of professionalism in the Nigerian Army.
The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.
He said the redeployment was a routine exercise intended to reinvigorate the system for greater professional effectiveness and efficiency.
The highlights of the exercise include the redeployment of Maj.-Gen. Lucky Irabor from Defence Headquarters Department of Training and Operations to Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), Minna, as Commander.
Maj.-Gen. FO Agugo was redeployed from 6 Division, Nigerian Army, Port Harcourt to Headquarters of NA Signal Corps, Apapa, Lagos, as Corps Commander Signals, while Maj.-Gen. M Mohammed was moved from Signal Corps, Apapa, Lagos to Office of the COAS as Special Adviser NA University, Biu.
Also, Maj.-Gen. AM Dikko was moved from Administrative Staff College of Nigeria, Badagry to NA Training Centre, Kontagora as Commander, while Maj.-Gen. US Yakubu moves from Corps of Artillery, Kontagora to Army Headquarters, Abuja (AHQ) as Chief of Administration (Army).
Maj.-Gen. BO Sawyer moves from AHQ Department of Policy and Plans to NA Armour School, Bauchi as Commandant, Maj.-Gen. IO Uzamere was redeployed from NA College of Logistics, Lagos, to AHQ as Chief of Logistics (Army).
Also, Maj.-Gen. JO Irefin has been redeployed from Headquarters 81 Division, Lagos to Headquarters 6 Division, Port Harcourt and appointed General Officer Commanding (GOC), while Maj. Gen. JO Akomolafe moves from Headquarters NA Armour Corps, Bauchi to DHQ Abuja as Chief of Defence Standards.
Others, according to Musa, are Maj.-Gen. CO Ude from NA Resource Centre, Abuja to DHQ as Chief of Defence Training and Operations, while Maj -Gen HR Momoh moves from Defence Space Administration, Abuja, to AHQ as Deputy Chief of Policy and Plans/ Director Special Duties, Policy and Plans.
He said: ” Maj.-Gen. AT Hamman has been moved from DHQ to AHQ Garrison as Commander, Maj.- Gen. OA Akinyemi moves from Administrative Staff College of Nigeria to Nigerian Armed Forces Resettlement Centre, Oshodi, Lagos, as Deputy Commandant.
“Maj.-Gen. MH Magaji was redeployed from NA Amour School to Headquarters NA Armour Corps as Commander, while Maj.-Gen. MA Masanawa moves from DHQ to NA Ordinance School, Lagos as Commandant.
“Maj.-Gen. JI Unuigbe has been redeployed from AHQ Department of Logistics to DHQ Chief of Defence Logistics, Maj.-Gen JGK Myam the erstwhile Commander AHQ Garrison, Abuja is now the Commander NA Corps of Artillery.”