Navy redeploy senior officers

Navy

The Nigerian Navy has redeployed 21 senior officers to different formations and commands.

The director, Naval Information, Suleiman Dahun, said in a statement Thursday that the posting was to re-organise the upper echelon of the Nigerian Navy.

He said “the new Flag Officer Commanding (FOC), Western Naval Command is Rear Adm. SAG Abbah, formerly Navy Secretary.

“Rear Adm. VO Adedipe, formerly Deputy Commandant, Armed Forces Command and Staff College Jaji, moves to Eastern Naval Command as FOC.

“Rear Adm. P. Onaji, formerly Fleet Commander, Eastern Fleet, has been appointed FOC, Logistics Command, while Rear Adm. O. Ofodile, formerly Chief Staff Officer, Eastern Naval Command, is now FOC, Naval Training Command.

“Furthermore, Rear Adm. A. Al-Hassan, former Director, Project Implementation Monitoring and Evaluation Directorate, is the new FOC, Central Naval Command.

“Rear Adm. S. Usman, formerly Chief Staff Officer, Logistics Command, moves to Naval Headquarters as Director Project Implementation Monitoring and Evaluation Directorate.”

Dahun added that Henry Babalola, a Rear Adm., retained his position as Chief of Policy and Plans Naval Headquarters, while J. Oluwole, Rear Adm., formerly FOC Eastern Naval Command, would resume at the Naval Headquarters as Chief of Logistics.

Also affected in the reshufflement is A. Osinowo, Rear Adm. , formerly Chief of Training and Operations, Naval Headquarters, who is now the Commandant, National Defence College.

The director noted that Ferguson Bobai, a Rear Adm. formerly FOC, Western Naval Command, would move to Naval Headquarters as Chief of Training and Operations.

He added that BEE Ibe-Enwo, Rear Adm., formerly FOC Logistics Command, would resume at Naval Headquarters as Chief of Naval Standards and Safety.

Also,Ifeola Mohammed, Rear Adm., formerly FOC, Naval Training Command, is now appointed Deputy Commandant Armed Forces Command and Staff College Jaji.

T. Dick, Rear Adm., formerly Chief of Logistics has been reappointed Chief of Administration, Naval Headquarters.

M. Emuekpere, Rear Adm., formerly Director of Naval Intelligence is now Chief Staff Officer, Western Naval Command, while N. Aliyu, Rear Adm., formerly Chief Staff Officer, Naval Training Command moves to DIA as Director of Logistics.

SI Enoch, Rear Adm., formerly Chief Staff Officer Central Naval Command, has been appointed Director of Search and Rescue at the Defence Headquarters.

Dahun also stated that M. Kadiri, Rear Adm., formerly Commandant, Naval War College, has been moved to be Navy Secretary, while T. Udofia, Rear Admiral., formerly Chief Staff Officer, Western Naval Command, is now the Commandant, Naval War College.

O. Ngalabak, Rear Adm., formerly Fleet Commander, Central Fleet, has been appointed Director of Operations, Naval Headquarters, while F. Ogu, Rear Adm., formerly Director, Manning Naval Headquarters, would resume as Chief Staff Officer, Central Naval Command.

Also, A. Gambo, Rear Adm., formerly Director of Search and Rescue, Defence Headquarters, would resume as Chief Staff Officer, Naval Training Command.         

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