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Shake up in Army as Senior Officers are Redeployed; New GOC 8 division, New Infantry Corps Commander Appointed.

The Nigerian Army on Saturday the 16th of March 2019, released the postings and appointments of some of its senior officers.

Those affected by this, include, Major General HO Otiki who has been posted to 8 Division as General Officer Commanding while Major General Stevenson Olabanji the erstwhile General Officer Commanding 8 Division has been posted to Infantry Corps Centre and appointed as Commander Infantry Corps.

A statement signed by Col Sagir Musa, Acting Director, Army Public Relations said, “Brigadier General HI Bature from 34 Brigade has been moved to Headquarters Training and Doctrine Command as Director Examinations, Brigadier General TO Olowomeye from Headquarters 33 Brigade to Army Headquarters Department of Civil-Military Affairs as Director Civil Military Affairs .

“Similarly, Brigadier General BA Mohammed moves from 23 Brigade to Martin Luther Agwai International Peace Keeping Centre and is appointed Deputy Commandant.

“Brigadier General UM Bello from Headquarters Training and Doctrine Command moves to 63 Brigade and is appointed Commander,; Brigadier General MT Durowaiye moves from Directorate of Army Transformation and Innovation to 33 Brigade and is appointed Commander.

“Others affected by this development are – Brigadier General SB Kumapayi from Army Headquarters Department of Civil-Military Affairs to Headquarters 14 Brigade and appointed Brigade Commander, Brigadier General NM Jega from Headquarters 2 Brigade to 9 Brigade and appointed Commander.

“Brigadier General KO Aligbe moves from 16 Brigade to Defence Headquarters as Acting Director Liaison National Assembly, Brigadier General AK Ibrahim moves from 14 Brigade to Army Headquarters Department of Administration (Army) and is appointed Deputy Director Veteran Affairs Department Retired Officers’ Cell and Brigadier General GTO Ajetunmobi moves from Headquarters Command Army Records to 31 Brigade as Commander.

Accordingly, Brigadier General OG Onubogu is posted from Army Headquarters Department of Army Policy and Plans to Headquarters 16 Brigade and appointed Commander, Brigadier General OM Bello moves from Nigerian Army Resource Center to Headquarters 6 Division and appointed Chief of Staff, while Brigadier General ZL Abubakar is moved from National Defence College to 32 Brigade and appointed Commander.

“Brigadier General AA Orukotan is moved from Nigerian Army Resource Center to Headquarters Command Army Records and appointed Chief of Staff among others”.

Sagir Musa
Colonel
Acting Director Army Public Relations
16 March 2019

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