THE Nigerian Navy yesterday released the postings of a number of its senior officers in the Flag Rank.
Under the redeployments, the Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Naval Command, Rear Admiral U.O Jibrin has been appointed Chief of Logistics at the Naval Headquarters. Rear Admiral E.O Ogbor, Flag Officer Commanding Western Naval Command, is now the Chief of Training and Operations, Naval Headquarters. Rear Admiral A.A Sam-Sele, formerly Senior Officer Naval Doctrine and Assessment Centre, has been moved to Defence Headquarters as Director of Training. Similarly, Rear Admiral A.O.A Ikioda, formerly Chief of Logistics, is the new Flag Officer Commanding Western Naval Command.
Rear Admiral O.B Ogunjimi, former Navy Secretary, has been appointed Flag Officer Commanding, Eastern Naval Command while Rear Admiral J.O Olutoyin has been appointed as the Flag Officer Commanding the newly established Central Naval Command.
Furthermore, Rear Admiral J.O Aikhomu now heads the newly created Naval Standards and Evaluation Branch, while Rear Admiral I.E Ibas, former Chief of Administration, Naval Headquarters, has been appointed Navy Secretary.
The appointment also affected Rear Admiral G.E Okoi, Deputy Commandant Armed Forces Command and Staff College Jaji, who replaces Rear Admiral I.A Oyagha as Flag Officer Commanding Logistics Command.
Rear Admiral Oyagha will resume at Naval Headquarters as Director Nigerian Navy Transformation Office.
Meanwhile, Rear Admirals I.A Ajuonu, A.A Yusuf, O.E Ekwe, S.A Orie and S.U Chinweuba have been re-appointed Director of Logistics Defence Headquarters, Commander Fleet Support Group (West), Commandant Nigerian Navy Engineering College Sapele, Director Curriculum and Programme Development at the National Defence College and Commander Fleet Support Group (East) respectively.
Other Rear Admirals involved in the postings include Rear Admiral D.O Osuofa, appointed Deputy Commandant. Armed Forces Command and Staff College Jaji, Rear Admiral A.G Inusa, Director of Plans Defence Headquarters, Rear Admiral O.U Emele, re-appointed Director of Logistics Defence Intelligence Agency and Rear Admiral A. Shettima also re-appointed Director Underway Replenishment Group, Logistics Command, Oghara.