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Army promotes 112 officers to generals


In the wake of the retirement of 113 generals on Wednesday, the Nigerian Army Council has approved significant promotions, elevating 47 Brigadier Generals to the rank of Major Generals and promoting 75 Colonels to Brigadier Generals. The announcement was made in a statement by Brig. Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, the Director of Army Public Relations, on Friday.

The promotions were endorsed by the council on Thursday, following which Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja, urged the newly promoted officers to intensify their efforts to justify their elevated positions and the confidence vested in them.

Among those promoted to the rank of Major General are Brig Gen WB Etuk, Commandant Nigerian Army College of Logistics and Management; Brig Gen JE Osifo, Commandant Nigerian Army School of Finance and Administration; Brigadier General WM Dangana, Commander Sector 3 Joint Task Force North East Operation HADIN KAI; and Brig Gen TB Ugiagbe, Acting Chief of Military Intelligence.

Other officers elevated to the rank of Major General include those serving in various capacities such as commanders, directors, and executives, contributing to the diverse operations and functions within the Nigerian Army.

Additionally, Colonels who have been promoted to Brigadier Generals include those assuming key roles such as Chief of Staff, Commander of Engineer Brigades, Deputy Directors, and heads of various divisions and units. The comprehensive list includes officers serving in the Army Headquarters, Operations Monitoring Team, Army War College Nigeria, Signal Operations Command, Guards Brigade, and the Department of Civil Military Affairs, among others.

The promotions reflect a significant restructuring within the Nigerian Army’s leadership, with individuals from various branches and specialties being recognized for their contributions and assigned to new responsibilities within the military hierarchy.


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