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Army gets new spokesman in new postings, appointments of senior officers

By Joseph Erunke

THE Nigerian Army has appointed Colonel .S. Musa, as the new Director of Army Public Relations.

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According to a statement signed, yesterday, by Col. Aliyu Yusuf, Musa is to function in acting capacity.

He replaces Brigadier-General Sani Usman who until his retirement last Friday, was the head of the Directorate of Army Public Relations.

Similarly, Colonel A . A. Yusuf was appointed Deputy Director, Public Relations, 82 Division, Nigerian Army.

The statement explained that the Nigerian Army released the postings and appointments of some of its senior officers on Sunday.

According to the statement, Colonel AD Isa is posted to Theatre Command, Operation Lafiya Dole and appointed Deputy Director Army Public Relations while the new Acting Corps Commander Nigerian Army Medical Corps is Colonel S Adama.

Others affected by this included, Brigadier General N.J. Okah who was posted from Nigerian Army Institute   of Technology and Environmental Studies, NAITES,  to Army Headquarters Department of Army Logistics and appointed Acting Director of Engineering Services,

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The statement read:  “Brigadier General MA Masanawa from Army Headquarters,Department of Army Policy and Plans to ACADA and appointed Commander, while Brigadier General HT Wesley posted from Headquarters Nigerian Army Ordinance Corps to Army Headquarters Department of Army Logistics has been appointed Director Clothiing and Store.

“Estwhile Brigadier General HG Tafida of the Nigerian Army Central Workshop Rigachukwu posted to Army Headquarters Department of Army Logistics and appointed Director Engineering and Maintenance.

“Brigadier General BA Ilori has been posted to Army Headquarters Department of Army Policy and Plans and appointed Deputy Director Equipment Procurement .”

“Brigadier   General AA Adereti,posted to National Defence College and appointed   Directing Staff while Colonel O Nwachukwu   from Headquarters Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole has been posted to Defence Headquarters and appointed  Acting Director Defence Information. .

“Others affected by the new development include, Colonel OG Olaniyi who was posted from Nigerian Army School of Music   to Nigerian Army Band Corps and appointed Acting Director Army Band,Colonel EI Okoro and Colonel I P Bindul are posted to Army War College Nigeria as Directing Staff, among others.”

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