President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the accelerated promotion of two senior officers and a subaltern of the Nigerian Army.
The two senior officers are Major General LO Adeosun, the Chief of Training and Operations at Army Headquarters and Brigadier General AB Biu, General Officer Commanding 7 Division and Commander Sector 2 Operation LAFIYA DOLE Maiduguri.
While Mr Adeosun was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, Mr Biu was promoted to the rank of a Major General.
A statement by the Army’s Acting Director Army Public Relations, Sagir Musa, said the officers were promoted for their extra-ordinary feats, courage, exemplary leadership, loyalty, uncommon commitment and valour in the counter insurgency operation in the North Eastern part of the country.
According to Mr Musa, Lieutenant AJ Danjibrin of 211 Demonstration Battalion Bauchi was also promoted to the rank of a Captain.
Mr Musa stated that President Buhari congratulated the promoted officers and charged them to continue to be shining examples to their colleagues.
“The present administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has continued to demonstrate total and unflinching support to the Armed Forces of Nigeria in the bid to effectively contain the security situation in the country especially activities of terrorists in the North East.
“In particular, the government has shown commitment to recognizing excellence, dedication and commitment on the part of personnel of the Nigerian Army,” the statement said.
“Similarly, the Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai, on behalf of officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army felicitate with the newly promoted officers and extends his best wishes to them in all their future endeavours,: Mr Musa added.