BY AMOS DUNIA, ABUJA – As part of efforts to re-position its operations for effective service delivery, the Nigerian Army has announced new postings for 147 officers to Operation LAFIYA DOLE, different divisions, formations and training schools.
The postings, released by the office of the Military Secretary (Army) last week, showed that Major General RO Yusuf, formerly the Commander, Nigerian Army Ordnance Corps, is now Commander Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), Minna; while Major General A Oyebade, formerly General Officer Commanding (GOC), 1 Division Nigerian Army, is now the Chief of Logistics (COLOG), Army Headquarters.
Similarly, Major General AM Dikko has been moved from the Office of the National Security Adviser to 1 Division as GOC, while Major General I. Attahiru is now the Theatre Commander, Operation LAFIYA DOLE.
In the same vein, the former Theatre Commander of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Major General LEO Irabor has been appointed as the Field Commander of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF). Others include Major General PJ Dauke who has been posted from 3 Division to 81 Division as GOC and while Brigadier General BI Ahanotu will be Acting GOC 3 Division.
A press statement by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Usman also said the erstwhile Registrar of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Brigadier General IM Yusuf will be the Acting GOC 7 Division and Brigadier General SO Olabanji, the Commandant of Amphibious Training School Calabar, is now the Acting GOC 8 Task Force Division.
Also affected is the GOC 81 Division, Major General EB Oyefolu, who is now the Commander, Nigerian Army Training Centre (NATRAC), Kontagora, with Brigadier General MG Ali, now moved to Nigerian Army Special Forces School Buni Yadi, as Commandant from NATRAC.
Similarly, Brigadier General IM Obot is Brigade Commander 26 Task Force Brigade, while Brigadier General AO Quadri will move from the Office of the Chief of Army Staff to 25 Task Force Brigade as Commander.
Usman said those also affected in the new posting include some Commanders and Staff Officers at the Defence, Army Headquarters and Brigades.