Newly promoted Lt.-Gen. Lamidi Adeosun has been appointed Nigerian Army’s Chief of Policy and Plans (CPPLANS) in a major shake-up announced last night by Army Headquarters.
The posting also saw the deployment of the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 81 Division Maj.-Gen. Musa Yusuf and the confirmation of Maj.-Gen. Bulama Biu as GOC 7 Division, among others.
According to a statement by acting Army spokesman Col. Sagir Musa, the posting was approved by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai to reinvigorate the system for greater professional efficiency.
The statement: “The highlight includes the appointment of the newly promoted Lt. Gen L.O. Adeosun, the erstwhile Chief of Training and Operations now redeployed as Chief of Policy and Plans (Army), Maj.-Gen A.O Shodunke from Army Headquarters Department of Army Standards and Evaluation to Defence Headquarters as Chief of Defence Logistics.
“Maj-Gen. A.A. Tarfa from Martin Luther Agwai International Leadership and Peacekeeping Centre to Training and Doctrine Command Minna as Commander, Maj.-Gen. E.O. Udoh from the Army Headquarters Department of Logistics becomes Chief of Training and Operations (Army).
“Maj.-Gen. Yusuf, who was the GOC 81 Division, is now Chief of Administration (Army), Maj.- Gen. J.I. Unuigbe the former Corps Commander Ordnance becomes the Chief of Logistics (Army) while Maj.-Gen. O.F. Azinta former GOC 2 Division is appointed Chief of Army Standard and Evaluation.
“Others include: Maj.-Gen. A.B. Omozoje of Army Headquarters Department of Policy and Plans, who is now the GOC 2 Division Ibadan. The newly-promoted Maj.-Gen. A.B. Biu is substantive GOC 7 Division Maiduguri; Maj.-Gen. J.J Ogunlade from Defence Headquarters becomes the GOC 8 Division, Sokoto and Maj.-Gen. J.O. Irefin from Defence Headquarters Garrison is appointed General Officer Commanding 81 Division, Lagos.
“The erstwhile Chief of Administration (Army), Maj.-Gen. KAY Isiyaku is now Commander, Defence Headquarters Garrison Abuja, Maj.-Gen. A.A. Jidda from Defence Headquarters is appointed Coordinator Peacekeeping Operations at the Ministry of Defence.
“Maj.-Gen. J.O. Oni from Army Headquarters Department of Army Administration takes over as Director Procurement Defence Headquarters from Maj.-Gen. A.A. Akintade, who becomes Corps Commander Ordinance Lagos.
“Maj.-Gen. O.W. Ali from Defence Headquarters is now Director Army Physical Training Zaria.
Maj.-Gen. E.N. Njoku remains at Defence Headquarters and redeployed as Director Communications, Maj.-Gen. C.G Musa from Nigerian Army Farms and Ranches Limited is appointed Commander Sector 3 Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Monguno while Maj.-Gen. O.T. Akinjobi from Headquarters Sector 3 Operation LAFIYA DOLE becomes the Director Standards and Evaluation at Defence Headquarters.
“Also, Brig.-Gen. K.A. Kazir is to remain in Army Headquarters Department of Projects and Programmes and appointed Acting Executive Director of Nigerian Army Farms and Ranches Limited. Brig.-Gen. A.E. Attu moves from Nigerian Army Resource Centre to National Defence College and appointed Acting Deputy Commandant.
“Brig.-Gen. M.T. Usman from Headquarters 28 Task Force Brigade moves to Headquarters Guards Brigade Abuja as Commander taking over from Brig.-Gen. U.T. Musa who becomes Acting Commandant Martin Luther Agwai International Leadership and Peacekeeping Centre Jaji, Brig.-Gen. G.O. Adesina remains at the Department of Policy and Plans and redeployed as Acting Director Policy.
“Similarly, Brig.-Gen. L.A. Fejokwu from National Defence College is now the Acting Director Personnel Services at Army Headquarters, Brig.-Gen. EAP Undiandeye from Army Headquarters Department of Army Transformation and Innovation becomes the Acting Director Foreign Liaison at the Defence Intelligence Agency Abuja, Brig.-Gen. J.Y. Nimyel from Nigerian Army Resource Centre Abuja takes over as the Commandant Amphibious Training School Calabar from Brig.-Gen. O.O. Oluyede who is now Commander 27 Task Force Brigade Buni Yadi.
“Brig.-Gen. P.P. Malla moves from 82 Division Garrison Enugu to Headquarters 28 Task Force Brigade Chibok and appointed Commander.
Others are: Brig.-Gen. O.M. Bello of Headquarters 6 Division Port Harcourt becomes the Commander 1 Brigade Sokoto Brig.-Gen. M.A. Etsu-Ndagi from Army Headquarters Garrison Abuja becomes the Commander 9 Brigade Lagos while Col RC Emeh from Defence Headquarters is appointed Assistant Director Army Physical Training at 3 Division Physical Training Group Jos. “In the same vein, Col MO Erebulu who just completed a course at Higher War College Egypt is appointed Commander 2 Provost Group Ibadan, Lt.Col SA Abimbola from Nigerian Army Operations Centre at Army Headquarters is appointed Commanding Officer 343 Artillery Regiment Elele whereas Lt Col SM Ahmed from 375 Artillery Regiment Baga becomes the Commanding Officer 332 Artillery Regiment Shendam, amongst others.
“Meanwhile, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Yusufu Buratai whilst wishing all of them well in their respective appointments charges them to take their new responsibilities seriously and discharge all duties professionally with utmost loyalty to service and nation. All the appointments take immediate effect.”