The Navy yesterday announced the redeployment and appointment of Principal Staff Officers (PSOs) and Flag Officers Commanding (FOCs).
The major shake-up affected over 20 Rear Admirals.
The Director of Information (DINFO), Naval Headquarters, Abuja, Commodore Ayo Olugbode, said the appointments affected senior officers in charge of the Logistic Command, Western Navy Command and Eastern Navy Command, among others.
He said in a statement that in the next two weeks, the officers are expected to move to their new commands.
The statement reads: “The Nigerian Navy has announced the appointment of new Principal Staff Officers (PSOs) and Flag Officers Commanding (FOCs).
“They are Rear Admiral U.B. Onyia, for Logistics Command, Oghara, Delta State; Rear Admiral D.A. Adeniran for Eastern Naval Command, Calabar, Cross River State; Rear Admiral O.H. Ngalabak for Western Naval Command, Lagos; Rear Admiral S.I. Enoch for Naval Training Command, Apapa, Lagos and Rear Admiral S.S. Garba, who is taking over at the Central Naval Command, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
“Rear Admiral A.H. Yusuf is appointed as the Director of Medical Services, Rear Admiral S.A.G. Abbah is taking over as the Chief of Defence Administration at the Defence Headquarters, Rear Admiral I.O. Mohammed is taking over as Chief of Naval Safety and Standards, Naval Headquarters and Rear Admiral P.A. Onaji is the Chief of Defence, Civil Military Cooperation, Defence Headquarters.
“Others affected are Rear Admiral M.E. Ebe, who is now the Chief of Logistics, Naval Headquarters, Rear Admiral M.A. Emuekpere is appointed Chief of Administration, Naval Headquarters and Rear Admiral T. Dick is taking over as the Deputy Commandant, Armed Forces Command and Staff College Jaji, Kaduna State.
“Rear Admiral M.M. Kadiri is now the Chief of Training and Operations, Naval Headquarters, Rear Admiral F.F. Ogu is taking over as the Navy Secretary, Naval Headquarters, Rear Admiral M.A. Eno is moving to the Naval Doctrine and Assessment Centre, Bonny Camp, Lagos as Admiral Superintendent, while Rear Admiral A.B. Adamu is appointed Admiral Superintendent, Naval Ordnance Depot, Kirikiri, Lagos and Rear Admiral S.S. Lassa is appointed as the Director, Project Implementation Monitoring and Evaluation Directorate, Naval Headquarters.
“Rear Admiral A. Akinrinade, formerly FOC Logistics Command, is now appointed the Director of Training at the Defence Headquarters, Rear Admiral O.F. Ofodile, formerly FOC NAVTRAC, is now appointed Director of Logistics, Defence Headquarters and Rear Admiral S.M.D. Usman is moving from FOC Central Naval Command to Defence Headquarters as Director of Defence Project Monitoring.
“The appointments also include Rear Admiral S.A. Mohammed, who is appointed Managing Director, Navy Hotel and Suites Limited, Rear Admiral T.T. Dakwat as Director Development, Defence Headquarters, while Rear Admiral D.O. Kolawole is deployed to Defence Headquarters as Director Search and Rescue.”