Vanguard (Lagos)

9 January 2013

Nigeria: Navy Rejigs Personnel

Abuja — Nigerian Navy,yesterday, appointed new Flag Officers Commanding, FOC, for three of its operational commands in the country with the redeployment of other senior rear admirals, including its former Chief of Accounts and Budget and Chairman of the Military Pensions Board.

Vanguard gathered that 224 senior officers were redeployed, with 49 of them Rear Admirals; 106 officers, Commodores; and 69, Group Captains.

The new FOCs, who Vanguard gathered were approved by the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Dele Joseph Ezeoba, are Rear Admiral I. Ibas, formerly the Naval Secretary, now Flag Officer Commanding Western Naval Command; Rear Admiral Joe Aikhomu, formerly Chief of Standards and Evaluation, now Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Naval Command; and Rear Admiral A. Shettima, formerly Director of Development, DHQ, now Flag Officer Commanding Logistics Command.

Rear Admiral Bala Mshelia, formerly the Chairman, Military Pensions Board is the new Chief of Accounts and Budget, Naval Headquarters; Rear Admiral Harry Ngonadi, formerly Director of Administration, Naval Headquarters, is now Navy Secretary; Rear Admiral G. Okoi, formerly FOC Logistics Command, is now Director Plans at DHQ.

Rear Admiral O. Ogunjimi, formerly FOC Eastern Naval Command, is the new Chief of Training and Operations at Naval Headquarters; Rear Admiral S. Usman, formerly the Chief of Administration, NHQ, is now Chief of Naval Standards and Evaluation.

Some others are Rear Admiral Henry Babalola, one time Director of Naval Information, now Chief Staff Officer, Eastern Naval Command; Rear Admiral Austin Oyagha, formerly Director of Transformation NHQ, is the new Chief of Administration NHQ; Rear Admiral D. Osuofia, formerly Deputy Commandant, AFCSC, Jaji now Director of Logistics, Defence Intelligence Agency.

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