Army appoints Yerima new spokesman

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The Army has Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Yerima as its of Public Relations.

Yerima replaces Brig.-Gen. Saghir Musa, who has been redeployed the Army Centre, Kontagora Niger State.

Yerima, a one- Acting Defence of Information, until his appointment, the deputy reserve at the Defence Headquarters.

According the profile released by the Army Headquarters, Yerima is a graduate of Political Science from Ahmadu Bello University.

He enrolled the Army October 1989 and commissioned into the Corps of Army Public Relations.

He served in various formations and units such as Aide De the Commander and Doctrine Command between 1990 and 1993.

Yerima Public Relations for the Nigerian Army Officers wives Association, Office of Chief of Army Staff 1994; spokesperson, 81 Division from 1995 to1996 and PRO Nigerian Defence Academy 1996 to 2000.

He was also Spokesperson for the Mission in Siera Leone, 2000 to 2002; PRO to Chief of Army Staff, 2003 and PRO to Chief of Defence Staff, 2005.

The new army spokesperson was also Deputy DPR 1 Division Nigerian Army, 2008 as well as Chief of Staff and Coordinator at Directorate of Army Public Relations, 2007 to 2009.

He served as of Defence Information between 2009 and 2013; was also Deputy , Production at TRADOC from 2013 to 2017 as well as Deputy Reserve, Defence Headquarters before his current appointment.

Yarima is member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations as well as African Public Relations Association and Fellow of West Africa Society for Administration and Communication.

He was a participant at Senior Strategic Operation programme at Reach Cambridge and at Kofi Annan Centre, Ghana.

He also attended Senior Leadership Course at Sheringham United Kingdom and undertook a US-Embassy funded tour of Africom in Studgarf Germany.