Nigerian Army Redeploys Generals In Major Shakeup |Ex-Deputy Guber Candidate Dumps APC For PDP

Nigerian Army redeploys Generals in major shakeup 

The Nigerian Army (NA) has announced a major shake up of senior officers for administrative and operational efficiency.

Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, Director of Army Public Relations, issued a statement on Saturday.

Nwachukwu said the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya approved the redeployment of Major Generals and Brigadier Generals.

It affects Principal Staff Officers of the Army Headquarters, Corps Commanders, Commandants of NA Training Institutions, Brigade Commanders and Commanding Officers.

The new General Officers’ Commanding (GOC) are Major General IS Ali from Headquarters 3 Division to Theatre Command as the new Theatre Commander Joint Task Force North East Operation HADIN KAI.

Major General AB Ibrahim from Army Headquarters Department of Training heads to Headquarters 3 Division as the new GOC and Commander Operation SAFE HAVEN.

Major General AS Chinade from Headquarters 2 Division to Headquarters 82 Division as GOC, Major General GM Mutkut will now head the GOC 8 Division and Commander Operation HADARIN DAJI.

The new Corps Commanders are Major General CG Musa from Theatre Command to Headquarters Infantry Corps Centre as new Commander; Major General MS Ahmed from Headquarters Theatre Command (NE) to Headquarters Nigerian Army Armoured Corps as Commander.

Major General BR Sinjen from Nigerian Army School of Artillery to Headquarters Nigerian Army Corps of Artillery as new Commander; Major General PE Eromosele from National Defence College to Headquarters Nigerian Army Engineers;

Major General AA Ayannuga from Army Headquarters Department of Army Transformation to Nigerian Army Cyber Warfare Command; Major General GS Abdullahi from Defence Space Administration to Headquarters Nigerian Army Signals.

The new Defence and Army Headquarters Principal Staff Officers are Major General SE Udounwa from Army Headquarters Department of Special Services and Programmes to Defence Headquarters as Chief of Defence Training and Operations;

Major General SG Mohammed redeployed from Army Headquarters Department of Policy and Plans to the Department of Army Training as Chief of Training; Major General UT Musa from Headquarters 82 Division to the Department of Army Administration as Director Personnel Management.

Major General Y Yahaya from Headquarters 31 Artillery Brigade to the Department of Army Administration as the Director Manpower (Army).

Brigadier General TI Gusau redeployed from Army Headquarters Department of Special Services to the Directorate of Defence Information as the new Director.

The newly redeployed Brigade Commanders are Brigadier General AM Umar from the Office of the Chief of Army Staff to Headquarters Guards Brigade, Brigadier General S Aliyu from Headquarters 6 Division to Headquarters 63 Brigade.

Brigadier General HD Bobbo from National Defence College to Headquarters 31 Brigade; Brigadier General MT Aminu from Army War College Nigeria to Headquarters 35 Brigade.

The statement noted that redeployment of the Generals takes effect from January 11, 2022.
Source – Daily Post



Ex-deputy guber candidate dumps APC for PDP, says Atiku on mission to rescue country 

Former Cross River deputy governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Helen Boco Effiom, Esq, has defected to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), promising to join hands with other supporters to produce the country’s next president.

She was a running mate to the former Niger Delta Affairs Minister, Dr Usani Uguru Usani, in the 2019 governorship election and contested for the position of APC national women leader in the last party national convention held in Abuja and lost to Dr Beta Edu.

Announcing her defection to the PDP in an interactive session with journalists in Calabar on Saturday, she said one of the reasons for quitting is to enable her to liberate herself alongside other grassroots supporters who had been working for the APC.

Decrying the maltreatment of foundational or legacy members of the APC by the present leadership of the party, Helen said: “There is no joy in the party. I am pitching a tent with the opposition party and will campaign for Atiku Abubakar wholeheartedly.

“I was a legacy member of the APC right from 2014. We joined others to build APC across the 18 local government areas of the state steadfastly and with dedication with our small resources.

“There is no joy in the APC, people at the grassroots are not smiling, the legacy members are not happy, and those of us that built the APC are nowhere. We are not appreciated or recognised, rather they want to retire us.

“We have been deceived, mortgaged, there is so much deceit and there is no truth in anything that has to do with the APC. This is not the principle on which we built the APC.

“The voice of the voiceless at the grassroots has been ignored.

This is not the principle on which we built the APC.

“So I am here to let the world and Nigeria know that I am not a member of APC anymore. I have resigned and I am happy to be a member of a new political party”, she stated.

Explaining further, she said: “The leadership of the APC administration led by Governor Ben Ayade has not done well and there is no need to pretend about it and insisted that power must change hands.

“I commend the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, for appreciating the work I have been doing at the grassroots and appointing me as Deputy Director of the Independent Campaign Council.

“With this appointment, I am ready, the grassroots are ready to work massively in his support for the 2023 elections. I can tell you Atiku is on a mission to rescue the country.”

Reacting, the APC state publicity secretary, Mr Erasmus Ekpang, wished Helen Boco well in her new party but denied that the legacy members were maltreated.

He also said she was not forced out of the party due to Ill-treatment.
Source – Daily Sun