Abuja - The Nigerian Navy on Tuesday said, following the recent promotion in the service, the Chief of Naval Staff, Usman Jibrin, a Vice Admiral, had approved the redeployment of senior officers.
This was disclosed in a statement issued in Abuja by the director of Naval Information, Kabir Aliyu.
The statement said that the affected senior officers included: Rear Admiral JA Akinwale, the Chief of Administration, Defence Headquarters, has been moved to the Naval Headquarters as Chief of Policy and Plans, Rear Admiral AOA Ikioda, the Chief of Policy and Plans at the Naval Headquarters, takes over as Chief of Administration at Defence Headquarters, Rear Admiral IE Ibas, formerly the Chief of Logistics Naval Headquarters, would now to move to Navy Holdings Ltd. as Group Managing Director, while Rear Admiral IA Oyagha, formerly the Chief of Training and Operations, has been appointed Chief of Naval Standards and Safety.
The release also said that Rear Admiral OE Ekwe, who was Admiral Superintendent, Naval Dockyard Ltd., resumes as Chief of Naval Engineering.
Ekwe will swap with Rear Admiral SU Chinweuba, who would take over as Admiral Superintendent, Naval Dockyard Ltd.
Also, Rear Admiral SH Usman, former Chief of Naval Standards and Safety, resumes at Defence Headquarters as Director of Training, while Rear Admiral PA Agba moves from Central Naval Command where he was Flag Officer Commanding, to Naval Headquarters as Chief of Logistics.
Rear Admiral SI Alade, the former Flag Officer Commanding Western Naval Command, resumes as Chief of Nigerian Navy Transformation Office, and BA Egbedina moves to Naval Training Command as Flag Officer Commanding, while OP Ozojiofor was appointed Flag Officer Commanding Logistics Command.
Rear Admiral GA Anyankpele, formerly the Flag Officer Commanding, Naval Training Command, will resume at the Naval Headquarters as Director of Project Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation.
“Rear Adm. HH Babalola, the former Director of Nigerian Navy Transformation Office, is now the new Flag Officer Commanding, Eastern Naval Command, while Rear Adm. SE Ogoigbe moves from the Armed Forces Command and Staff College Jaji to the Central Naval Command as Flag Officer Commanding.