The Nigerian Army Council has approved the promotion of 122 senior officers from the ranks of brigadier general to major general and colonel to brigadier general respectively.
The Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, in a statement said 52 of those promoted are brigadier generals and 70 colonels.
He disclosed that the brigadier generals were elevated to major generals and the colonels to brigadier generals. He said their promotion was in recognition of their meritorious service to the nation.
The statement read that “In recognition of their meritorious service to the nation, the Army Council has approved the promotion of senior officers to the ranks of major general and brigadier general.
“In the promotion signed and released by the Military Secretary (Army), a total of 122 senior officers of the ranks of brigadier general and colonels were elevated to the next higher rank.
“While a total of 52 brigadier generals were meritoriously promoted to the rank of major general, 70 colonels were also elevated to the rank of brigadier general.”
Some of the colonels elevated to the rank of Brigadier General are: Colonels AO Ajagbe; JO Ogbobe; MG Hammawa, SS Bello, SOG Aremu, NG Mohammed, OI Odigie, CA Osuagwu, MO Eteng and ED Idima amongst others.