The Nigeria Army Council has approved the promotion of 227 senior officers from various ranks to their next ranks.
Those promoted include; 21 Brigadier Generals to Major Generals, 93 Colonels, including Usman, to Brigadier Generals and 113 Lieutenant Colonels to Colonels.
The Army spokesman, Colonel Sani Usman said that “the promotion was an annual exercise for qualified personnel who distinguished themselves over stipulated period of time.’’
“Earlier in the year, the Nigerian Army carried out several promotion exercises for other categories of its personnel.
“These include the Junior Non-Commission Officers, Senior Non-Commission Officers and Warrant Officers category as well as Junior officers from the rank of Second Lieutenants to Lieutenants to Captains and from Captains to Majors,” Usman said.