Nigerian Navy promotes 140 senior officers

Nigerian Navy promotes 140 senior officers

The Nigerian Navy on Saturday, November 9, approved the promotion of 140 naval officers to various senior ranks.

Commodore Suleiman Dahun, the spokesperson of the navy in a statement on Sunday, November 10, said the promotions were approved by the navy board.

Daily Trust reports that the promotion list showed that 65 lieutenant commanders were promoted to the rank of commander, 26 commanders were promoted to captain, 32 captains to commodore and 17 commodores were promoted to the rank of rear admiral.

According to the list, the newly-promoted rear admirals are:

1. Dickson Olisemenogor

2. Elkanah Jaiyeola

3. Baribuma Kole

4. Othaniel Filafa

5. Akinga Ayafa

6. Danjuma Moses

7. Vincent Okeke

8. Yakubu Wambai

9. Emmanuel Beckley

10. Perry Onwuzulike

11. Nuhu Bala

12. Chukwu Okafor

13. Tanko Pani

14. Ibrahim Dewu

15. Monday Unurhiere

16. Joseph Akpan

17. Olumuyiwa Olotu

The newly-promoted commodores are

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1. Kabir Mohammed,

2. Shehu Gombe,

3. Ibrahim Mohammed,

4. Musa Katagum

5. Gideon Kachim,

6. Semiu Adepegba

7. Pakiribo Anabraba

8. Bob-Manuel Effiong

9. Suleiman Ibrahim

10. Danjuma Ndanusa

11. Haruna Zego,

12. Adedotun Ayo-Vaughan

13. Victor Choji,

14. Mohammed Dahiru

15. Nnamdi Ekwom

16. Stephen Ibrahim

17. Desmond Igbo

18. Mohammed Muye

19. Kunle Oguntuga

20. Aniefiok Uko,

21. Olufemi Adeleke

22. Etop Ebe,

23. Usman Faruk

24. Paul Efe-Oghene

25. Michael Igwe

26. Ikenna Ubani

27. Musliu Yusuff

28. Samuel Ngatuwa

39. Omotola Olukoya

30. Dolapo Shittu

31. Abiodun Alade

32. Emmanuel Anakwe

The chief of the naval staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas, urged the newly promoted officers to rededicate themselves to their responsibilities and remain loyal to the nation.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army has approved the promotion of senior officers to the ranks of major general and brigadier general respectively.

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The army in a statement issued on Sunday, November 10, said the promotions were approved by the Nigerian Army Council on Saturday the November 9.

The chief of army staff (COAS) Lt Gen TY Buratai, congratulated the promoted officers and charged them to redouble their efforts in the discharge of their responsibilities.

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