Yola - The Nigerian Army Headquarters has promoted nine officers in the 23 Armoured Brigade in Yola.
Decorating the officers in Yola on Monday, the Brigade Commander, Brig.-Gen. Fatai Oladipo, said the officers were promoted based on merit and commitment to service.
Oladipo urged them to show more dedication to the service of Nigerian Army and carry out their assignments with integrity and professionalism.
"I congratulate you for the successful and transparent promotion which was based on your good records, performance and dedication to the service’’, Oladipo said.
He advised them not to relent in their determination to excel in the face of the present security challenge.
He said six Lieutenants and three second Lieutenants were promoted to the rank of Captains and Lieutenants respectively.
Among the officers promoted was the Chief Imam of the command, Capt. E.I. Okoche.
Responding on behalf of the officers, Capt. Tamuwo Iwaritaribi thanked the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika and the command for the promotion.
Iwaritaribi gave assurance that the promoted officers would show more dedication in the service to their nation.