Shake-up in Navy, 52 Rear Admirals, 76 Commodores redeployed

The authority of the Nigerian Navy, on Monday announced the redeployment of 52 Rear Admirals and 76 Commodores in a major shake-up to boost efficiency of the Service across all its bases.

According to a statement signed by its Director of Information, Commodore Adedotun Ayo-Vaughan, the redeployment of the senior officers of the ranks of Rear Admiral and Commodores was as part of the routine reorganisation following the December 2022 promotion of senior officers in the Service.

He said following the new appointments, Rear Admiral Garba Abubakar has been reappointed as the Nigerian Navy Delegate to the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia while Rear Admiral Akano Adesope, formerly a Moderator at the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) Kuru, Jos, Plateau State, has been appointed as the Admiral Superintendent Naval Ordnance Depot.

Also, 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 while Rear Admiral Nnamdi Muogilim, former Chief of Defence Space Administration, Defence Headquarters, has been appointed as the Executive Director Operations, Navy Holdings Limited.

In the same vein, Rear Admiral Adewale Olanrewaju, formerly Commander, Nigerian Navy Ship WEY is to take over as the Director, Standards, Naval Headquarters.

The statement further read, “Furthermore, the former Deputy Director Communication Intelligence at Defence Intelligence Agency, Rear Admiral Fatah Sanusi is appointed Executive Director, Administration, Human Resource & Personnel Management at the Navy Holdings Limited, whereas Rear Admiral Nuhu Bala, the former Director of Transformation, Defence Headquarters, has been reappointed as the Deputy Chief of Defence Space Administration, Defence Headquarters, while Rear Admiral Danjuma Moses, former Director of Training, Defence Headquarters, takes over as the Deputy Commandant, Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji, Kaduna State.”

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