Army redeploys 20 Major-Generals in a massive shake-up

The Nigerian Army on Monday redeployed 20 Major – Generals and more than 10 Brigadier – Generals in a major shake – up which it said would “ reinvigorate the system for greater efficiency . ”
The redeployment was approved by the Chief of the Army Staff , Lt . – Gen. Tukur Buratai , and took immediate effect , according to a release by the Acting Director , Army Public Relations, Col . Sagir Musa .
The Army spokesman said , “ Due to the recent promotion of some senior officers , it became imperative to deploy them to appropriate appointments.
“ Consequently , the Army has released the postings and appointments of the affected officers .
“ The posting , which was approved by the Chief of Army Staff , was carried out to reinvigorate the system for greater efficiency .

“ The highlights of the postings include : the appointment of Maj Gen E . O . Ogunkale to the Defence Headquarters as the Chief of Defence Standards and Evaluation ; Maj- Gen. A. O . Uthman to Defence Headquarters as Director of Defence Communications ; and Maj- Gen. O . O . Soleye to Headquarters , Command Army Record , Lokoja , Kogi State .
“ Others are , Maj- Gen . Y . I . Shalangwa to Defence Headquarters as Director Legal Services; Maj- Gen. D. C. Onyemulu to the Armed Forces Simulation Centre ; while Maj- Gen. H . I . Bature was redeployed to the Defence Headquarters and appointed Director of Liaison .
“ Similarly, Brig- Gen J. C. Ogbonna is redeployed to Headquarters , 82 Division , Enugu State , and appointed Division ’ s Training Officer; Brig- Gen. B. H . Mohammed to the Nigerian Military School , Zaria, as Commandant ; Brig- Gen. G. O . Omorogbe to Headquarters Infantry Corps Centre , Jaji , as Chief of Staff ; and Brig- Gen. A. J . Fagge to the Ministry of Defence and appointed Principal General Staff Officer to the Minister of Defence . ”

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