A total of 233 high-ranking military personnel were promoted by the respective military boards.
The Nigerian Army Council raised 117 officers, 41 of whom were promoted to major general and 76 colonels to brigadier generals.
The Nigerian Air Force Board and Council announced the promotion of 60 senior officers, while 56 senior Nigerian Navy officers were promoted in a similar fashion.
Army Public Relations Director Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu listed promotions to major general in a statement Wednesday, including Brigadier General C. Onwunle, Director, Army Computing Directorate, Lagos; Brigadier General M. Danmadami, Research Associate / Subject Specialist, Indian Subcontinent, Nigerian Army Resource Center, Abuja; Brigadier General O. Akpor, Director, Military Training, Nigerian Defense Academy; Brigadier General U. Musa of the Administration Division, Army Headquarters, Abuja; and Brigadier General A. Eyitayo, acting commanding officer general, 7th Division / JTF Northeast, Operation Hadin Kai, Maiduguri, Borno State. Others are Brigadier General V. Ebhaleme of the Defense Space Administration, Abuja; Brigadier General L. Omoniyi of the Abuja Department of Military and Civil Affairs; and Brigadier General N. Muktar, Acting Director of Procurement, Office of the Army Chief of Staff, Army Headquarters, Abuja, among others.
Onyema also listed those promoted to brigadier general, including Colonel O. Adegbe, Headquarters Training and Doctrine Command, Minna; Colonel A. Babalola, Headquarters 3 Division; Colonel N. Orok of Defense Headquarters; Col. M. Ibrahim, Army War College, Nigeria; Col. B. Omopariola, task force commander, 25th Brigade; Col. U. Unachukwu, Army War College, Nigeria; Colonel O.Eye, Headquarters, Signals of the Nigerian Army, Lagos; and Colonel H. Dasuki of Forward Operating Base, Ngamdu, Borno state, Nwachukwu, among others, said the Army’s chief of staff, Lt. Gen. Faruk Yahaya who congratulated the promoted officers and their families, and urged them to redouble their efforts to justify that in they placed trust.
The announcement of the promotion of 116 senior naval and air force officers came after a meeting chaired Tuesday by Defense Secretary Maj. Gen. Bashir Magashi, retired from a Nigerian Navy promotion breakdown that found 35 captains promoted to Commodores, while 21 Commodores were also promoted and Rear Admirals were promoted.
For the Nigerian Air Force, a total of 60 high-ranking officers, including 29 vice marshals and 31 air commodors, were also promoted to the next higher ranks.