Army appoints new spokesperson, announces new positions

Army appoints new spokesperson, announces new positions

- The Nigerian Army announced the appointment of Colonel Sagir Musa as its new spokesperson

- This followed the retirement of Sani Kukasheka Usman

- Some transfers and promotion of some Nigerian Army personnel has also been announced

Colonel Sagir Musa has been appointed as acting director Army public relations.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Musa replaces Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, who voluntarily retired from the service on Thursday, February 7.

NAN also reports that Musa’s appointment is contained in a new redeployment of senior officers released by the Army Headquarters. Until the appointment, Musa was the spokesman of 82 Division, Enugu.

Under the posting, Colonel A.A. Yusuf, the Chief of Security in the Directorate of Army Public Relations was appointed deputy director public relations, 82 Division Nigerian army.

Colonel A. D Isa is posted to Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole as deputy director Army public relations, while Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu, who was the spokesman of the Theatre, moves to the Defence Headquarters, Abuja, as acting director defence information.

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Others affected by the posting are, Brig.-Gen. N.J. Okah, from Nigerian Army Institute of Technology and Environmental Studies (NAITES) to Army Headquarters Department of Army Logistics as acting director of Engineering Services.

Brig.-Gen. M.A. Masanawa from Army Headquarters, Department of Army Policy and Plans to ACADA as commander; Brig.-Gen. H.T. Wesley, from Headquarters Nigerian Army Ordinance Corps to Army Headquarters Department of Army Logistics, as director clothing and store.

Brig.-Gen. H.G. Tafida of Nigerian Army Central Workshop, Rigachukwu, to Army Headquarters Department of Army Logistics, as Director Engineering and Maintenance.

Brig.-General B.A. Ilori has been posted to Army Headquarters Department of Army Policy and Plans and appointed Deputy Director Equipment Procurement.

Also affected is Brig.-Gen. A.A. Adereti, to National Defence College as Directing Staff, while the new acting Corps Commander Nigerian Army Medical Corps is Col. S. Adama.

Others affected included Col. O.G. Olaniyi, from Nigerian Army School of Music to Nigerian Army Band Corps and appointed acting Director Army Band; Col. E.I. Okoro and Col. I.P. Bindul are posted to Army War College Nigeria as Directing Staff.

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Recall that earlier report had suggested that Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, the director of Army Public Relations, will finally be retiring after over 30 years in active service serving Nigeria.

Usman is rated as one of the very best spokespersons the Army has had in recent times.

He announced his retirement in a statement informing Nigerians that he would proceed on a terminal leave on February 8, 2019 leading to the end of his service to the country.

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