The Nigeria Navy has announced the redeployment of 32 officers on the rank of Rear Admiral in a major reorganization of its top echelon.
A statement by the Navy in Abuja on Monday reads “The Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas has approved a major re-organisation of the upper echelons of the Nigerian Navy. In a major posting of senior officers, 32 Rear Admirals were affected.
“The new Chief of Policy and Plans Naval Headquarters is Rear Admiral Begroy Enyinna Ibe-Enwo, while Rear Admiral Apochi Suleiman, formerly Commander Joint Task Force Operation DELTA SAFE, moves to Defence Headquarters as Chief of Defence Administration.
“Rear Admiral Tariworio Dick, formerly Deputy Commandant Armed Forces
Command and Staff College Jaji, has been appointed Chief of Training and
Operations Naval Headquarters, while Rear Admiral Obi Ofodile has been
appointed Director of Plans Defence Headquarters.
“Furthermore, Rear Admiral Ifeola Mohammed, formerly Chief of Naval
Standards and Safety, is the new Chief of Naval Transformation Naval
“Rear Admiral Akinjide Akinrinade, formerly Director of Training Defence
Headquarters has been appointed Commander Joint Task Force Operation
DELTA SAFE. Rear Admiral Matthew Emuekpere, formerly Chief of Administration Naval Headquarters moves to Armed Forces Command and
Staff College Jaji as Deputy Commandant.
“Rear Admiral Tanko Dakwat, formerly Director of Development Defence
Headquarters moves to Naval Headquarters as Chief of Naval Standards and
Safety, while Rear Admiral Saleh Usman is the new Chief of Administration Naval Headquarters.
“Rear Admiral Ahamefule Eluwa, formerly Moderator at National Institute
for Policy and Strategic Studies resumes at Defence Headquarters as Director of Project Monitoring.
“The reshufflement also affected Rear Admiral Dolapo Kolawole who has
been reappointed Director of Training Defence Headquarters. Rear Admiral
Mike Okonkwo, formerly Director of Research and Development Naval Headquarters, resumes at Defence Headquarters as Director of Transformation.
“Rear Admiral Shuwa Mohammed, formerly Managing Director Nigerian Navy
Hotel and Suites Limited is now the Director of Logistics Defence Intelligence Agency, while Rear Admiral Obed Ngalabak, formerly Flag Officer Commanding Western Naval Command, moves to Defence Headquarters as Chief of Defence Civil Military Cooperation.
“Rear Admiral Magaji Danladi, formerly Admiral Superintendent Naval
Dockyard Limited, resumes at the Naval Headquarters as Chief of Naval
Engineering, while Rear Admiral Abubakar Al-hassan, has been reappointed
Defence Headquarters as Director of Development.
“Rear Admiral Mackson Kadiri is the new Commandant National Defence
College Nigeria, while Rear Admiral Oladele Daji, formerly Director of Plans Naval Headquarters is now the new Flag Officer Commanding Western Naval Command. Rear Admiral Williams Kayode has been reappointed Director of Logistics Defence Headquarters, while Rear Admiral Christian Ezekobe, moves to Naval Headquarters as Director of Plans.
“Rear Admiral Abraham Adaji, formerly Chief Staff Officer Eastern Naval Command, is now the Director of Training Naval Headquarters, while Rear
Admiral Danjuma Dongoyaro, formerly Commandant Nigerian Navy School of
Armament Technology Kachia, resumes Naval Headquarters as Director of
“Rear Admiral Taiye Imam has been appointed the Chief Staff Officer
Eastern Naval Command while Rear Admiral Raimi Mohammed moves to Defence Headquarters (Defence Space Administration) as Director of Navigation and Positioning. Rear Admiral Idowu Yusuf, formerly Director of
Personnel Release Naval Headquarters, resumes as Chief Staff Officer Naval Training Command.
“Rear Admiral Kamarudeen Lawal, formerly Chief Staff Officer Western
Naval Command, is now the Director of Research and Development, Naval
Headquarters, while Rear Admiral Okon Eyo, formerly Commander NNS
BEECROFT, resumes as Director of Policy Naval Headquarters.
“Rear Admiral Barabutemegha Gbassa is now the Chief Staff Officer Headquarters Logistics Command, while Rear Admiral Muhammad Nagenu
resumes Naval Headquarters as Director of Transformation.
“Rear Admiral Solomon Agada moves from National Defence College to
Headquarters Central Naval Command as Chief Staff Officer, while Rear Admiral Murtala Bashir resumes Headquarters Western Naval Command as
Chief Staff Officer. Rear Admiral Adeseye Ayobanjo is now the new Commandant Naval War College Nigeria.”