The Chief of Army staff, lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya has appointed O.J. Akpor, a major-general as the new Director, Defence Information (DD) of the Defence Headquarters (DHQ).
Until his new appointment, Akpor worked at the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA). He takes over from Benjamin Sawyer who had been DHQ spokesperson in acting capacity.
Global Sentinel had reported that the Army chief approved the redeployment of senior officers in an effort to rejig and reinvigorate the army.
The new DHQ spokesperson and, general officers commanding (GOCs) and other senior officers were affected in the posting.
Those redeployed in the current posting are Major General GA Umelo from Defence Simulation Centre to Defence Headquarters (Defence Research and Development Bureau) and appointed Director General, Major General V Ebhaleme is to remain in Defence Space Administration and appointed Director, Support Services; Major General GB Audu from Defence Administration to Nigerian Army Resource Centre and appointed Senior Research Fellow, among others.