The Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas, has approved new appointments of 110 senior officers in the Nigerian Navy.
The major reshufflement affected a total of 110 senior officers comprising 33 Rear Admirals and 77 Commodores.
The new Chief of Policy and Plans Naval Headquarters is Rear Admiral Ifeola Mohammed. Rear Admiral Obi Ofodile, formerly Director of Plans Defence Headquarters has been reappointed to Defence Headquarters as Chief of Defence Administration; Rear Admiral Matthew Emuekpere, formerly Deputy Commandant Armed Forces Command and Staff College Jaji now Chief of Naval Transformation at Naval Headquarters.
Rear Admiral Ahamefule Eluwa, formerly Directing Staff at National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru-Jos now Admiral Superintendent Naval Doctrine and Assessment Centre.
Now, Rear Admiral Segun Adebari is posted to Defence Headquarters as Director of Plans from Nigerian Navy Holdings Limited.
Rear Admiral Abubakar Al-Hassan, former Director of Development Defence Headquarters appointed as Admiral Superintendent Naval Ordnance Depot; while Rear Admiral Francis Isaac is the new Navy Secretary at Naval Headquarters.
In the list, Rear Admiral Abdullahi Adamu, the immediate-past Admiral Superintendent Naval Ordnance Depot, moves to Defence Headquarters as Director of Search and Rescue. Rear Admiral Maurice Eno, former Admiral Superintendent Naval Doctrine and Assessment Centre now Director of Development at Defence Headquarters.
Rear Admiral Frederick Ogu, former Navy Secretary Naval Headquarters, resumes as the new Flag Officer Commanding Naval Training Command.
Accordingly, Suleman Dahun, Commodore for Chief of the Naval Staff, Surgeon; Rear Admiral Lawan Adams is the new Director Medical Services of the Nigerian Navy; Rear Admiral Abraham Adaji who was the Director of Training Naval Headquarters now Group Managing Director of Nigerian Navy Holdings Limited.
Rear Admiral Elkanah Jaiyeola, former Fleet Commander Headquarters Western Fleet is appointed Moderator at NIPSS, Kuru, Jos.
Rear Admiral Baribuma Kole, former Fleet Commander Eastern Fleet now the Director of Foreign Liaison Desk at Naval Headquarters.
Rear Admiral Ibikunle Olaiya, the immediate-past Director of Operations Naval Headquarters, is the new Chief of Training and Operations Naval Headquarters, while Rear Admiral Othaniel Filafa moves to Naval Headquarters as the Director of Veteran Affairs.
Among the appointees are also: Rear Admiral Akinga Ayafa reappointed Director Recruitment, Release and Reserve at Naval Headquarters; Rear Admiral Nuhu Bala resumes at Naval Headquarters as Director of Transformation.
Rear Admiral Barabutemegha Gbassa, former Chief Staff Officer Headquarters Logistics Command now Director of Project Monitoring at the Defence Headquarters.
Rear Admiral Sileranda Lassa, immediate-past Director of Project Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation Directorate at Naval Headquarters is the new Flag Officer Commanding Logistics Command.
Rear Admiral Danjuma Moses becomes the Fleet Commander Headquarters Western Fleet while Rear Admiral Muhammad Nagenu is now the Director Project Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation Directorate at Naval Headquarters.
Rear Admiral Vincent Okeke, former Commander Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) VICTORY has been appointed the Defence Headquarters as Director of Education.
Among the 110 are: Rear Admiral Yakubu Wambai moved from Defence Headquarters to Naval Headquarters as Director of Training; Rear Admiral Emmanuel Beckley has been reappointed Director Combat Policy and Tactics at Naval Headquarters.
While Rear Admiral Perry Onwuzulike resumes as the Fleet Commander Headquarters Eastern Fleet, Rear Admiral Murtala Bashir, former Chief Staff Officer Headquarters Western Naval Command now the Director of Operations, Naval Headquarters.
Rear Admiral Tanko Pani is now the Chief Staff Officer Headquarters Western Naval Command; Rear Admiral Chukwu Okafor has been reappointed Naval Headquarters as the Hydrographer of the Nigerian Navy.
The list continues: Rear Admiral Ibrahim Dewu, the former Commander NNS DELTA resumes as Managing Director Nigerian Navy Hotel and Suites Limited; Rear Admiral Monday Unurhiere, the immediate-past Commander NNS JUBILEE is the Deputy Commandant Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji.
The former Commandant Nigerian Naval College Onne, Rear Admiral Joseph Akpan resumes at Naval Headquarters (Naval Safety and Standards) as the Director Records Return and Analysis; Rear Admiral Olumuyiwa Olotu, formerly the Commander NNS LUGARD, is the new Chief Staff Officer Headquarters Logistics Command.Follow us on social media