The Nigerian Navy Board has approved the promotion of 87 senior officers to the ranks of Rear Admiral, Commodore, Captain and Commander.
This is coming barely 24 hours after the Nigerian Army Council approved the promotion of 231 senior officers in line with the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari and Minister of Defence, Mansur Muhammad Dan-Ali to take necessary measures to motivate the military personnel engaged in various counter-insurgency and internal security operations across.
The Naval Director of Information (DINFO), Commodore Ayo Olugbode, announced this in a statement on Tuesday.
Olugbode gave the breakdown of the newly promoted senior officers as “10 Rear Admirals, 25 Commodores, 24 Captains and 28 Commanders”.
He listed the 10 Admirals promoted to include: Commodores DM Dogonyaro, Commandant Nigerian Navy school of Armament Technology, Kachia; TA Imam, Director of Policy Naval Headquarters; RO Mohammed, Director of Recruitment, Resettlement and Reserve, Naval Headquarters; IB Yusuf, Director of Personnel Release, Naval Headquarters;
Others are: WO Kayoda, Director Navigation/Positioning and Timing, Defence Space Administration; OE Eyo, Commander NNS BEECROFT; SO Agada, Directing Staff NDC; EE Aneke Commodore Naval Drafting; MM Bashir, Directing Staff NDC and AO Ayobanjo Deputy Commandant, Naval War College Nigeria”.
Those promoted to rank of Commodore are Captains T Sani, MN Madugu, OO Fadeyi, AA Gaya, S Dahun, OA Oludude, SD Atakpa, A Baba-Inna, PE Effah, AA Mustapha CD Okehie, I Okpala, OBF Oladipo , OO Soyemi, EA Zipele.
Others are: AK Ezenma, C Onyemaobi, SA Yahaya, SH Abdullahi, KM Bushi, SA Ejaro, G Obaje, AE Bello, ID Nurudeen and IA Ahmed”
He said that the newly promoted senior officers will be decorated at a later date.