Like Father, Like Son: Photo Surfaces As Nigerian Ex-president Decorates Son Promoted To Be Brigadier General

Like Father, Like Son: Photo Surfaces As Nigerian Ex-president Decorates Son Promoted To Be Brigadier General

The recent promotion in the Nigerian Army favoured a lot of dutiful officers with enviable track records, including the son of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Adeboye.

Obasanjo was on Thursday, January 20, given the rare honour of decorating his son who was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General.

The occasion was monitored by Leadership which shared a photo that captured the memorable moment on Facebook.

OBJ and son
Obasanjo was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General (Photo: Leadership)
Source: Facebook

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Nigerian Army redeploys generals, senior officers

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army had redeployed some of its generals and senior officers to new roles and appointments within its headquarters and across the country.

This was disclosed in a statement released by the director of Army public relations, Brig. Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, on Tuesday, January 11.

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The Army spokesman noted that the affected officer include some General Officers Commanding.

The statement read in part:

“The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Faruk Yahaya, has approved the posting and appointment of senior officers of the Nigerian Army. Those affected in the reshuffle, released on Monday 10, January 2022, including General Officers Commanding and other senior officers."

General Yahaya charged them to justify the confidence reposed in them and redouble their commitment to duty.

Nigerian military promotes 235 senior officers, elevates GEJ's ex-ADC to Brig General

In another news, reported that the Nigerian Armed Forces on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, announced the promotion of Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Brig.-Gen. Bernard Onyeuko to the rank of Major-General. Not fewer than 234 other personnel in the military were also promoted.

The promotion came barely one week after rife insinuations that the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Lucky Irabor, asked not less than 50 Generals in the military to proceed on forceful retirement.

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The Nigerian Army promoted 36 officers to the ranks of Major-Generals from Brigadier-Generals, while 76 Colonels were promoted to Brigadier Generals. One of those who were promoted to this rank is a former Aide-De-Camp (ADC) to Goodluck Jonathan, Ojogbane Adegbe. 21 promoted officers.


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