Daily Trust (Abuja)

20 December 2012

Nigeria: Army Promotes 59 Generals

Director of Army Public Relations Brigadier General Mobolaji Koleoso was among the promoted officers to the rank of Major General.

Former Aide-de-Camp (ADC) to late President Umar Yar 'Adua, Colonel Dennis M. Onoyiveta, was also promoted to Brigadier General.

A statement signed by Gen. Koleoso yesterday said "Among those promoted to the substantive rank of Major General included Brigadier General N. O. Ojiji of the Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC), the Commandant, Depot Nigerian Army, Brigadier General H. A. Salihu, Brigadier General S. Z. Uba of the Defence Headquarters, Brigadier General E. T. Nienge of the Nigerian Army School of Supply and Transport, Brigadier General David Enetie of Headquarters Infantry Corps Centre, Brigadier General Mashudy O. Adekanye of the Nigerian Army Ordnance School, Commander of 23 Brigade Nigerian Army, Brigadier General John N. Nwaoga, Brigadier General Patrick G. Ogah of Army Headquarters Directorate of Training and Operations and the Director of Army Public Relations Brigadier General Mobolaji Koleoso.

" Others are Brigadier General Donald M. N. Oji of Nigerian Army Signals School, Brigadier General Tanko Y. Gaiya of the AFCSC, Brigadier General Bamidele O. Ologundudu of the Nigerian Defence College (NDC), Brigadier General Abbas O. Adekanye of the Central Workshop, Commander 1 Brigade Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Tamunomieibi I. Dibi, Commander 2 Brigade, Brigadier General Tukur Y. Buratai, Commander 4 Brigade, Brigadier General Obi A. Umahi, Brigadier General Chuckwudi B. B Odunukwe of the Directorate of Data Processing, the Defence Attaché to China, Brigadier General Sulaiman D. Aliyu, Brigadier General Junaid S. Bindawa of the Nigerian Army Armoured School (NAAS), Brigadier General Obidah T. Ethan serving in the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), Brigadier General Obasina A. Ogunbiyi of the Nigerian Army Medical Corps and Brigadier General Friday M. Airende of the Special Vehicle Plant.

"Those promoted to the substantive rank of Brigadier General include Colonel Adekunle O. Shodunke of the Defence Headquarters (DHQ), Colonel Ahmed M. Sabo of Army Headquarters Directorate of Administration (AHQ DOAA), Commander 54 Division Signals, Colonel Joseph A. Orokpo, Colonel Ibrahim Attahiru of DHQ; Colonel Peter J. Dauke of NAAS, Colonel Henry E. Ayamasaowei of the Nigerian Defence Academy, Colonel Augustine C. C. Agundu of Army Headquarters Garrison, Colonel Okwudili F. Azinta of the Joint Task Force Headquarters (Operation Pulo Shield) and Colonel Dennis M. Onoyiveta of the DHQ who was a former Aide-de-Camp (ADC) to President Umar Yar 'Adua."

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