Navy redeploys 266 senior officers

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The Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Adm. Dele Ezeoba, has approved the redeployment of 266 officers.

The redeployment is contained in a statement issued on Friday in Abuja, signed by the Director of Naval Information, Commodore Kabir Aliyu.

According to the statement, 20 Rear Admirals, 97 Commodores, 99 Captains, four Lieutenant Commanders, 44 Lieutenants and two Sub Lieutenants were affected by the redeployment.

The Rear Admirals affected in the exercise are AOA Ikioda, who moves from National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies to Defence Headquarters as Director of Equipment, Standardisation and Harmonisation.

Rear Adm. JO Aikhomu, formerly the Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Naval Command, is now Chief of Administration, Naval Headquarters.

Rear Adm. IE Ibas, the former Flag Officer Commanding, Western Naval Command, is now the Deputy Commandant, Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji.

Rear Adm. IA Oyagha, who was Chief of Administration, Naval Headquarters, is to report at the Defence Headquarters as Director of Development.

The statement said that the former Flag Officer Commanding Naval Training Command, Rear Adm. AI Ajuonu, moves to Defence Headquarters as Director of Sports.

Rear Adm. DO Osuofa has been posted as Moderator at the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies, while Rear Adm. SU Chinweuba is to move to the Naval Headquarters as Chief of Naval Engineering.

Rear Adm. SI Alade, who was Deputy Commandant at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji, is reporting at the Western Naval Command as Flag Officer Commanding.

Rear Adm. AA Yusuf has been posted to serve as the Commandant of the Nigerian Navy Engineering College, Sapele, while Rear Adm. OP Ozojiofor is now the Navy Secretary.

Rear Adm. LON Iwuoha is to serve as Director of Logistics, Defence Intelligence Agency, while Rear Adm. HO Ngonadi, former Navy Secretary, is now the Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Naval Command.

Rear Adm. HH Babalola has been moved to the Naval Headquarters as Director of Nigerian Navy Transformation Office.

Other redeployments include Rear Adm. AA Osinowo, who becomes the new Chief of Training and Operations, Naval Headquarters.

Rear Adm. OC Medani is now the Director of Project Implementation Monitoring and Evaluation Directorate and Rear Adm. JO Okojie is the Director of Policy, Naval Headquarters.

Rear Admirals JO Oluwole and FD Bobai have also been posted to serve as Chief Staff Officers at Eastern Naval Command and Naval Training Command, respectively.

According to the statement, Rear Adm. AO Odeh retains his position as Commander Fleet Support Group Central Naval Command.

Rear Adm. SU Ahmadu is Director of Navy Accounts in addition to his duties as Commander, Central Pay Office. (NAN)

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