Nigerian Navy promotes 203 senior officers to various ranks

Nigerian Navy promotes 203 senior officers to various ranks

- There is jubilation in the Nigerian Navy as 203 officers received promotions

- Some Lieutenant Commanders were elevated to the rank of Commander and some Commanders promoted to Captain, among others

- The Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas, rejoiced with the newly promoted officers and charged them to remain loyal to the country

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The Navy Board has approved the promotions of 203 Naval Officers to various senior ranks in the Nigerian Navy.

The Nation reports that this was contained in a statement, Thursday, November 26, by the director of Naval Information, Commodore Suleman Dahun.

Legit.ng gathers from the breakdown of the new promotion that 122 Lieutenant Commanders were elevated to the rank of Commander while 38 Commanders were promoted to Captain.

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Nigerian Navy promotes 203 senior officers, charges them on dedication and loyalty
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Also, 24 Captains were promoted to the Flag Rank of Commodore and 19 Commodores were promoted to the Flag Rank of Rear Admiral.

Names of the newly promoted Rear Admirals

  1. Akano Adesope
  2. Kennedy Egbuchulam
  3. Nnamdi Muogilim
  4. Aminu Hassan
  5. Uduak Ibanga
  6. Bamidele Oluwagbamila
  7. Zakariyyah Muhammad
  8. Ibrahim Shettima
  9. Idi Abbas
  10. Mohammed Abdullahi
  11. Istifanus Albara
  12. Samson Bura
  13. Olusola Oluwagbire
  14. Mustapha Hassan
  15. Patrick Nwatu
  16. Habila Zakaria
  17. Sulaiman El-Ladan
  18. Baratuaipri Iyalla
  19. Kohath Levi.

Names of the newly promoted Commodores

  1. Mohammed Wabi
  2. Abolade Ogunleye
  3. Mustapha Braimah
  4. Yusuf Idris
  5. Muhsin Abba
  6. Vincent Gbaranwi
  7. Madumom Ide
  8. Suleiman Olorundare
  9. Adedokun Siyanbade
  10. Raheem Taofeek
  11. Kabiru Tanimu
  12. Johnson Adewoyin
  13. Cajethan Aniaku
  14. Anthony Kujoh
  15. Abdulrahman Mohammed
  16. Chinonyerem Oji
  17. Adamu Yahaya
  18. Chindo Yahaya
  19. Kem Iheanacho
  20. Jonathan Ajodo
  21. Aminu Abdullahi
  22. Usman Bala
  23. Dickson Chigbata
  24. Samuel Ogwu.

Speaking on the promotions, the Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas, felicitated with the newly promoted officers and their families.

He charged them to rededicate themselves to their responsibilities and remain loyal to the nation and the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari.

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In another report, the Nigerian Army has carried out a major shake-up in various commands and units and theatres across the nation.

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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