7 January 2013

Nigeria: Promotion Galore As Army Elevates 2,900 Soldiers

Photo: Daily Trust
Soldiers deployed in Plateau

The Nigerian Army has in line with its ongoing effort to reform and modernise into a formidable force cable of meeting the emergent security challenges has approved the promotion of 2,900 soldiers within the past one year with more expected to be elevated.

This was disclosed Monday by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Col Azubuike Ihejirika at the Command Officers Mess, Asokoro, Abuja during the decoration of 37 senior officers (formerly colonels) to the rank of Brigadier Generals.

Ihejirika further revealed that more soldiers will be promoted within the next one month immediately their documentation and verification process has been concluded with over 10,000 on the awaiting list.

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