The Military Council Board has authorized the promotion of 234 senior officials from Army, Navy and Air Force to their subsequent upper ranks.

A breakdown of the promotion presentations that the Army Council authorized the promotion of 122 senior officials to the ranks of Major General and Brigadier General respectively.

In the similar transfer, the Navy Board authorized the promotions of 55 senior officials to more than a few ranks within the Nigerian.

Navy and the Air Force Council (AFC) additionally authorized the promotion of 57 senior officials comprising 31 Air Commodores (Air Cdres) and 25 Group Captains (Gp Capts) to the following upper ranks within the Nigerian Air Force (NAF).

Meanwhile, 10 senior officials have been granted terminal promotion directly to retirement.

The promotion launched by way of the Military Secretary (Army), has 52 Brigadier Generals increased to the enviable ranks of Major General whilst 70 Colonels have been increased to the ranks of Brigadier General.

A remark by way of the Director Army Public Relations Brig Gen Onyema Nwachukwu named the ones promoted to the rank of Major General as; Brigadier Generals AA Ayanuga of the Department of Army Transformation and Innovation, EH Akpan of Theatre Command Operation HADIN KAI, NM Jega of the Defence Headquarters, JO Ugwuoke of the Department of Army Logistics, PAO Okoye of the Department of Army Operations, EF Oyinlola of the Department of Special Services and Programmes, AA Adekeye of 21 Special Armoured Brigade, AE Edet of Nigerian Army School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, AB Mohammed of Army Headquarters Operations Monitoring Team, and MT Usman of the Headquarters Guards Brigade.

Others come with; Brigadier Generals IM Abdullahi of Headquarters 35 Brigade, AO Agboola of the Department of Army Training, EE Emekah of Nigerian Defence Academy, HE Nzan of Department of Army Standards and Evaluation, LA Lebo of Department of Army Training, UT Otaru of Nigerian Army School of Supply and Transport and AU Obiwulu of one Base Workshop, among others.

The remark additional indexed one of the vital colonels increased to the rank of Brigadier General to incorporate, Colonels AO Ajagbe, JO Ogbobe, MG Hammawa, SS Bello, SOG Aremu, NG Mohammed, OI (*234*), CA Osuagwu, MO Eteng and ED Idima among others.

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya whilst congratulating the entire promoted officials and their households additionally charged them to stay targeted, selfless and constant of their provider to the country to justify the boldness and believe reposed in them by way of the Commander In Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari, the Nigerian Army and certainly all Nigerians.

Meanwhile, the Director Information Naval Headquarters Commodore Adedotun Olukayode Ayo-Vaughan in a remark in breakdown of the promotion launched on Thursday mentioned that 25 Captains have been increased to Commodore whilst 30 Commodores have been promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral.

He mentioned 4 of the beneficiaries are promoted directly to retirement whilst 72 Commanders have been promoted to the rank of Captain in an previous approval.

He indexed the newly promoted Rear Admirals as; Garba Abubakar, Adewale Olanrewaju, Fatah Sanusi, Domnan Dangwel, Hamisu Sadiq, Olusanya Bankole, Noel Madugu, Daupreye Matthew, Emmanuel Nmoyem, Clement Atebi, Oluwole Fadeyi, Julius Nwagu, Abdul-Rasheed Haruna, John Okeke, Olatunde Oludude, Sunday Atakpa, Abdul-Hamid Baba-Inna, Patrick Effah, Abubakar Mustapha, Chidozie Okehie, Olusegun Soyemi, Ebiobowei Zipele, James Okosun, Ibrahim Shehu, Fredrick Damtong, Chijoke Onyemaobi, Kasimu Bushi, Suleiman Abdullahi.

He added “Priston Efedue and Jamila Malafa were both promoted unto retirement”.

Furthermore, the newly promoted Commodores are Sola Adebayo, Stephen Ega, Mohammed Hassan, Hyacinth Nwaka, Ugochukwu Ajulu, Mohammed Alhassan, Benjamin Francis, Mohammed Manga, Adewale Odejobi, Humphrey Oriekezie, Tamuno-Kubie Senibo, Toritseju Vincent, Badamasi Yahuza, Kennedy Ozokoye, Igbadi Abechi, Abidemi Abu, Sylvester Earthaogwa, Salisu El-Hussein, Idouye Ketebu, Ogochukwu Ogbologu, Adedotun Ogundiran, Enoch Sogbesan and Daniel Kumangari.