A total of 117 senior officers have been promoted by the Nigerian Army Council.
Of the number, 41 Brigadier Generals were promoted to the rank of Major General, while 76 Colonels were promoted to Brigadier General.
The Director of Army Public Relations Brigadier General, Onyema Nwachukwu disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.
He listed those promoted to the rank of Major General include Brigadier General CU Onwunle Director, Directorate of Army Data Processing Lagos, Brigadier General M Danmadami Research Fellow/Subject Expert, Indian Sub-Continental at the Nigerian Army Resource Centre Abuja, Brigadier General OJ Akpor, Director Military Training Nigerian Defence Academy, Brigadier General UT Musa of the Department of Administration Army Headquarters Abuja, Brigadier General AA Eyitayo, Acting General Officer Commanding 7 Division/JTF NE Operation HADIN KAI Maiduguri, Borno State.
Others are Brigadier General V Ebhaleme of Defence Space Administration Abuja, Brigadier General Lt. Omoniyi of Department of Civil Military Affairs Abuja and Brigadier General NU Muktar Acting Director of Procurement at the Office of the Chief of Army Staff, Army Headquarters Abuja amongst others.
Onyema also listed those promoted to Brigadier General include, Colonel O Adegbe Headquarters Training and Doctrine Command Minna, Colonel AA Babalola Headquarters 3 Division, Colonel NN Orok of Defence Headquarters, Colonel MO Ibrahim Army War College Nigeria, Col BO Omopariola Commander 25 Task Force Brigade, Colonel UV Unachukwu Army War College Nigeria, Colonel OAO Ojo Headquarters Nigerian Army Signals Lagos and Col HI Dasuki of the Forward Operating Base, Ngamdu, Borno State amongst others
He said the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya congratulated the promoted officers and their families, urging them to redouble their effort to justify the confidence reposed in them.