President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the promotion of Chief of Training and Operations at Army Headquarters Major-General Lamidi O. Adeosun to the rank of lieutenant general.
Also promoted to the rank of major general was General Officer Commanding 7 Division and Commander Sector 2 Operation LAFIYA DOLE Maiduguri Brigadier-General AB Biu, while Lieutenant A.J Danjibrin of 211 Demonstration Battalion Bauchi was elevated to the rank of captain.
Acting Director Army Public Relations Colonel Sagir Musa said this Tuesday in a statement in Abuja.
He said: “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 recognising excellence, dedication and commitment on the part of personnel of the Nigerian Army. It is in this wise that the President, Commander-in-Chief, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the accelerated promotion of two senior officers and a subaltern of the Nigerian Army.
“The officers are granted promotion 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.
“The two senior officers are Major-General L.O Adeosun, the Chief of Training and Operations at Army Headquarters who has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-General and Brigadier-General A.B Biu, General Officer Commanding 7 Division and Commander Sector 2 Operation LAFIYA DOLE Maiduguri, promoted to the rank of Major-General. Also, promoted to the rank of Captain is Lieutenant A.J Danjibrin of 211 Demonstration Battalion Bauchi.”
“The President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari has conveyed his personal congratulations to the promoted officers and charged them to continue to be shining examples to their colleagues,” the statement further said.
It also said: “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.”
‘Buratai still COAS’
And in a separate statement, the army spokesman refuted an online report by our medium that Adesoun was named the new army chief.
He said: “Contrary to fake news going round insinuating or suggesting appointment of Lieutenant-General L.O Adeosun as Chief of Army Staff of the Nigerian Army, members of the public are hereby once again informed that Lieutenant-General L.O Adeosun has just been given special/accelerated promotion from Major-General to Lieutenant-General and formally communicated to him by the Chief of Army Staff Lt.-General TY Buratai.
“Lt.-General L.O Adeosun is only granted special promotion by the President, Commander -in- Chief of the Armed Forced of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari for his extra ordinary feats, exemplary leadership, loyalty and uncommon commitment in the counter insurgency operation in the North-eastern part of Nigeria. He still retains his appointment/position as Chief of Training and Operations of the Nigerian Army.
“Any contrary information is baseless, fake news and should be disregarded”