The Nigerian Army and Navy have released the promotion of very senior officers to the ranks of Major Generals and Brigadier Generals for the Army and Commodores and Rear Admirals for the Navy.
A total of 122 senior officers of the Nigerian Army and 55 officers of the Nigerian Navy were elevated to higher ranks following the approval of the Army and Naval Councils.
He said that the breakdown showed that 25 Captains were elevated to Commodore while 30 Commodores were promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral.
According to him, in an earlier approval, 72 Commanders were promoted to the rank of Captain.
He noted that the newly promoted Rear Admirals are Garba Abubakar, Adewale Olanrewaju, Fatah Sanusi, Domnan Dangwel, Hamisu Sadiq, Olusanya Bankole, Noel Madugu, Daupreye Matthew, Emmanuel Nmoyem, Clement Atebi, Oluwole Fadeyi, Julius Nwagu, Abdul-Rasheed Haruna, John Okeke, Olatunde Oludude, Sunday Atakpa, Abdul-Hamid Baba-Inna, Patrick Effah, Abubakar Mustapha, Chidozie Okehie, Olusegun Soyemi, Ebiobowei Zipele, James Okosun, Ibrahim Shehu, Fredrick Damtong, Chijoke Onyemaobi, Kasimu Bushi, Suleiman Abdullahi.
Furthermore, Priston Efedue and Jamila Malafa were both promoted to retirement.
The newly promoted Commodores are Sola Adebayo, Stephen Ega, Mohammed Hassan, Hyacinth Nwaka, Ugochukwu Ajulu, Mohammed Alhassan, Benjamin Francis, Mohammed Manga, Adewale Odejobi, Humphrey Oriekezie, Tamuno-Kubie Senibo, Toritseju Vincent, Badamasi Yahuza, Kennedy Ozokoye, Igbadi Abechi, Abidemi Abu, Sylvester Earthaogwa, Salisu El-Hussein, Idouye
Ketebu, Ogochukwu Ogbologu, Adedotun Ogundiran, Enoch Sogbesan and Daniel Kumangari.
Meanhwhile, Lanre Ajibade and Chima Mpi were both promoted to retirement.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya and Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo CFR, congratulated all the promoted officers and their families while charging them to remain focused, selfless and loyal in their service to the nation to justify the confidence and trust reposed in them by the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari, the Nigerian Army and all Nigerians.