Chief of Army Staff Yahaya appoints Nwachukwu Army spokesperson, CG Musa Theatre Commander in new postings




Whatsapp News

Brigadier Onyema Nwachukwu Army spokesperson

ABUJA – The , Maj.-Gen. Farouk Yahaya has approved the appointment of Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu as the Director of Army Public Relations and Major General CG Musa as New Theatre Of Hadin Kai North East .

Outgoing Army spokesperson, Brig.-Gen Mohammed Yerima, made the announcement in a containing postings of other senior army officers.

General Yerima said the appointments of senior officers are in line with the ’s vision to have a professional Nigerian Army ready to accomplish assigned missions within a Joint in Defence of Nigeria.

The read thus: “Those affected in the reorganisation include; Major General FO Omoigui from Headquarters Theatre Command HADIN KAI to Land Forces Simulation Centre Nigeria and Director General, Major General CG Musa from Nigerian Army Resource Centre to Headquarters Theatre Command HADIN KAI and Theatre , Major General OR Aiyenigba from Defence Headquarters to Headquarters Nigerian Army Corps of Military Police and Provost Marshal(Army) and Major General IM Jallo from Defence Space Administration to Headquarters Theatre Command HADIN KAI and appointed Deputy Theatre 1.

“Others affected in the posting include: Brigadier General NU Muktar from Nigeria High Commission, Islamabad to Office of the and appointed Director of Procurement, Brigadier-General O Nwachukwu from Defence Headquarters (Director Defence ) to Headquarters Directorate of Army Public Relations and appointed Director, Brigadier General AE Abubakar from Department of and Operations( Defunct) to Headquarters 22 Brigade and appointed Commander, Brigadier General KO Ukandu from Office of the (Director Procurement) to National Defence and appointed Directing Staff, Brigadier General IB Abubakar from Nigerian Army Armour School to Army Headquarters Department of Army Operations and appointed Deputy Director Operations, Brigadier General AM Umar from Army War Nigeria to Office of the Chief of Army Staff and appointed Chief of Staff to the Chief of Army Staff and Brigadier General AJS Gulani from Nigerian Army Armour School to Headquarters 24 Task Brigade and appointed Commander.

“Others are; Colonel KE Inyang from Headquarters Department of Army Logistics to Office of the Chief of Army Staff and appointed Military Assistant to the Chief of Army Staff, Colonel OO Braimah from Headquarters Theatre Command HADIN KAI to Nigeria High Commission Islamabad and appointed Defence Attachee and Colonel IP Omoke from Office of the Chief of Army Staff to Defence Intelligence Agency and appointed Assistor Director Foreign Liaison/ Liaison Officer(Army).

“The Chief of Army Staff, Major General Faruk Yahaya urged all the affected senior officers to justify the confidence reposed on them. All posting and appointments are with immediate effect,” it concluded

Nwachukwu takes over from Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Yerima, who assumed duty as a spokesperson in February, while CG Musa takes over from the current Chief of Army Staff.

Gen. Nwachukwu until his appointment was the Acting Director of Defence , at the Defence Headquarters.

He was also the Deputy Director of Public Relations, Headquarters Theatre Command of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, now Operation HADIN KAI.

The new army spokesperson is an alumnus of the and holds a Masters Degree in International Affairs and Strategic Studies from the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Post-Graduate School Kaduna.

He also has a post-graduate diploma in Advertising and Public Relations from the International Institute of Journalism, Abuja.

Gen. Nwachukwu was also an Assistant Director Defence (NA), DHQ, Chief of Staff Headquarters Directorate of Army Public Relations and Public Relations Officer, NDA.