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Army lifts 25 to major-generals, 43 as brigadier-generals

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BY KINGSLEY OMONOBI
ABUJA—The Nigerian Army Council has approved the promotion of 25 major- generals and 43 brigadier-generals, the largest number ever promoted at a go.

Following the recommendation of the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Azubuike Ihejirika, those elevated from brigadier- generals (one star) to major-generals (two stars) are Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier-General R.I.D. Isa; Director of Military Intelligence, Brigadier- General A.T. Jibrin; Director of Operations at Army HQ, Brigadier- General G.A. Wahab and Defence Adviser, New York, Brigadier-General G. Audu.

Others promoted major- generals are Brig-Gen. K.C. Osuji, Brig-Gen. F.S. Owonibi, Brig-Gen.  Agha-Okoro, Brig-Gen. D.D. Kitchner, Brig-Gen. B.T. Oginni, Brig-Gen. E.R. Chioba, Brig-Gen. J.M. Ogidi, Brig-Gen. S.U. Labaran, Brig-Gen. A.A. Martins, Brig-Gen. A. Chukwu, Brig-Gen. M. Idris, Brig-Gen. L.N.K. Banjiran, Brig-Gen. S.U. Audu and Brig-Gen. E.F. Abejirin.

Also promoted two star-generals are Brig-Gen. T.O. Umar, Brig-Gen. H.G. Aminu, Brig-Gen. I. Sani, Brig-Gen. A.G. Ewanshia-Oloni and Brig-Gen. P.K. Ikumonein.

A statement confirming the promotions was signed by the Chief of Staff, Army Public Relations Department, Col. Usman Abdul.

Among the colonels promoted to the rank of Brigadier-Generals are Colonel Leo Erabor, PSO to the Chief of Army Staff, Col. O.O. Adeleke, Col. J. Alexander, Col. T.K. Golau, Col. M.M. Dan-Ali, Col. L.O. Adeosun, Col. E.A. Ransone-Kuti, Col. J.T. Abubakar and Col. S.E.U. Ekanem.

A statement confirming the promotions was signed by the Chief of Staff, Army Public Relations Department, Col. Usman Abdul.

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