Navy redeploys senior officers

The Nigerian Navy has announced the redeployment and appointment of senior officers to various positions in the service.

The affected officers are those in the ranks of Rear Admiral and Commodore.

A statement on Monday by Navy’s spokesperson, Adedotun Ayo-Vaughan, said the reshuffling and appointment were as a result of the promotion of 52 officers to Rear Admirals and 76 commodores in December 2022.

According to the statement, Rear Admiral Garba Abubakar was reappointed as the Nigerian Navy Delegate to the Islamic Military Counterterrorism Coalition, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia while Rear Admiral Akano Adesope, formerly a moderator at the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, has been appointed as the Admiral Superintendent Naval Ordinance Depot.

Rear Admiral Kennedy Egbuchulam, formerly Director of Administration, Naval Headquarters, is now reappointed to Naval Headquarters as the pioneer Chief of Communications and Information Technology. Rear Admiral Nnamdi Muogilim, former Chief of Defence Space Administration, Defence Headquarters, has been appointed as the Executive Director Operations, Navy Holdings Limited; while Rear Admiral Adewale Olanrewaju, formerly Commander Nigerian Navy Ship WEY, is to take over as the Director Standards, Naval Headquarters.

Also, the former Deputy Director Communication Intelligence at Defence Intelligence Agency, Rear Admiral Fatah Sanusi, is now the new Executive Director, Administration, Human Resource and Personnel Management at the Navy Holdings Limited; Rear Admiral Nuhu Bala, the former Director of Transformation, Defence Headquarters was reappointed as the Deputy Chief of Defence Space Administration, Defence Headquarters; Rear Admiral Danjuma Moses, former Director of Training, Defence Headquarters takes over as the Deputy Commandant, Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji.

Among others, the routine reshuffling of the senior naval officers also affected Rear Admiral Vincent Okeke, former Director of Logistics at Defence Headquarters, who has been reappointed to Defence Headquarters as Director of Plans, and Rear Admiral Yakubu Wambai, the immediate past Flag Officer Commanding, Western Naval Command moves to Defence Headquarters as the Director of Transformation.

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