The Nigerian Navy has appointed new Principal Staff Officers (PSOs) and Flag Officers Commanding (FOCs) to head various commands in the country.
Commodore Ayo Olugbode, the director of information for the Nigerian Navy, said this in a statement on Wednesday, August 15, in Abuja, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
Olugbode listed the affected officers to include Rear Admiral U.B. Onyia for Logistics Command, Oghara, Delta state, Rear Adm. D.A. Adeniran for Eastern Naval Command, Calabar, Cross River state.
Others are; Rear Adm.O. H. Ngalabak for Western Naval Command, Lagos, Rear Adm. S. I. Enoch for Naval Training Command, Apapa, Lagos and Rear Adm. S. S. Garba who takes charge of the Central Naval Command, Yenegoa, Bayelsa state.
He said that Rear Adm. A. H. Yusuf had been appointed as the director of medical services, while Rear Adm. S. A. G Abbah would take over as the Chief of Defence Administration at the Defence Headquarters.
He further said that Rear Adm. I. O. Mohammed would take over as Chief of Naval Safety and Standards, Naval Headquarters, and Rear Adm. P. A. Onaji as Chief of Defence Civil Military Cooperation, Defence Headquarters.
“Some others affected are Rear Adm. M. E. Ebe who is now the Chief of Logistics, Naval Headquarters, Rear Adm. M. A. Emuekpere is appointed Chief of Administration, Naval Headquarters
“And Rear Adm. T. Dick is taking over as the Deputy Commandant, Armed Forces Command and Staff College Jaji, Kaduna State.
“Rear Adm. M. M. Kadiri is now the Chief of Training and Operations, Naval Headquarters, Rear Adm.F. F. Ogu is taking over as the Navy Secretary, Naval Headquarters, Rear Adm. M. A. Eno is moving to the Naval Doctrine and Assessment Centre, Bonny Camp, Lagos as Admiral Superintendent.
“While Rear Adm. A.B. Adamu is appointed Admiral Superintendent Naval Ordnance Depot, Kirikiri, Lagos and Rear Adm. S. S. Lassa is appointed as the Director Project Implementation Monitoring and Evaluation Directorate, Naval Headquarters.’’
The statement added that Rear Adm. A. Akinrinade, formerly FOC Logistics Command had been appointed the Director of Training at the Defence Headquarters, Rear Adm. O. F. Ofodile formerly FOC NAVTRAC was appointed Director of Logistics, Defence Headquaters.
“Rear Adm. S.M.D. Usman moves from FOC Central Naval Command to Defence Headquarters as Director of Defence Project Monitoring.
“The appointments also include Rear Adm. S.A. Mohammed is now appointed Managing Director, Navy Hotel and Suites Ltd.
“Rear Adm. T. T. Dakwat has been appointed Director Development, Defence Headquarters, while Rear Adm.I D. O. Kolawole is deployed to Defence Headquarters as Director Search and Rescue,’’ the spokesman said.
NAIJ.com previously reported that the Nigerian Navy said that Admiralty University of Nigeria (ADUN) was established for the purpose of reducing the high rate of foreign training for its personnel and those of its sister services.
The navy, which stated this on Tuesday, August 14, explained that the establishment of the institution was aimed at reducing the pressure travelling abroad imposed on the foreign exchange.
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