Nigerian Navy redeploys 110 senior officers in major shake-up

Nigerian Navy redeploys 110 senior officers in major shake-up

- The Nigerian Navy has carried out a major reorganisation

- Very senior officers have been redeployed in a major shake-up

- Such routine postings are the norm in the Armed Forces of Nigeria

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The Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas, has approved new appointments of some senior officers in the Nigerian Navy.

The Navy Director of Information, Commodore Suleman Dahun, made this known in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.

He said the reshuffle affected 110 senior officers, consisting of 33 Rear Admirals and 77 Commodores.

Nigerian Navy redeploys 110 senior officers in major shake-up
The Nigerian Navy core duty is to protect Nigerian waters among other things. Photo credit: Nigerian Navy
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Prominent among the new appointees is the new Chief of Policy and Plans Naval Headquarters, Ifeola Mohammed.

Rear Admiral Obi Ofodile, formerly Director of Plans, Defence Headquarters, has been reappointed to Defence Headquarters as Chief of Defence Administration while Rear Admiral Matthew Emuekpere, formerly Deputy Commandant Armed Forces Command and Staff College Jaji, moves to Naval Headquarters as Chief of Naval Transformation.

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There were also other key announcements in the press statement.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Navy on Tuesday, March 10, opened its online registration portal for the 2020 recruitment exercise within the service.

In a statement made available to, Commodore Dahun instructed interested applicants to visit the website: and apply only once, adding that multiple application/registration will attract disqualification.

The Navy spokesman said that all applicants are to come to the designated examination centres with print-out of the filled application form alongside the following: declaration and certification by parent/guardian form, local government area certification form, police certification form and guarantor form.

Dahun added that applicants must be Nigerian in national, single and should not be less than 1.69m tall for males and 1.65m for females.

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Similarly, the Nigerian Army (NA) has carried out a major shake-up in various commands and units and theatres across the nation.

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The postings and appointment, according to Sagir Musa, the NA's acting director public relations, were done in the spirit of rekindled patriotism to "reinvigorate the system for greater professional effectiveness and efficiency."

Musa, in a statement, said that the move is a routine and normal exercise approved by Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lieutenant General TY Buratai.

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