The Nigerian army has appointed Sagir Musa, a colonel, as the acting spokesman.
This follows the retirement of Sani Usman, the former spokesman.
Sagir’s appointment was announced in a statement by Aliyu Yusuf, on behalf of the army’s directorate of information.
Before his appointment, Musa served as the spokesman of the 82 division of the army.
The statement also contained the redeployment of some senior officers.
“The Nigerian Army has yesterday Sunday 10 February 2019, released the postings and appointments of some of its senior officers,” the statement read.
“Those affected by this include, Brigadier General NJ Okah who has been posted from Nigerian Army Institute of Technology and Environmental Studies (NAITES)to Army Headquarters Department of Army Logistics and appointed Acting Director of Engineering Services, Brigadier General MA Masanawa from Army Headquarters,Department of Army Policy and Plans to ACADA and appointed Commander, while Brigadier General HT Wesley posted from Headquarters Nigerian Army Ordinance Corps to Army Headquarters Department of Army Logistics has been appointed Director Clothing and Store,estwhile Brigadier General HG Tafida of the Nigerian Army Central Workshop Rigachukwu posted to Army Headquarters Department of Army Logistics and appointed Director Engineering and Maintenance
“Brigadier General BA Ilori has been posted to Army Headquarters Department if Army Policy and Plans and appointed Deputy Director Equipment Procurement, Brigadier General AA Adereti,posted to National Defence College and appointed Directing Staff while Colonel O Nwachukwu from Headquarters Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole has been posted to Defence Headquarters and appointed Acting Director Defence Information. .
“Similarly, Colonel S Musa has been posted to Directorate of Army Public Relations and appointed Acting Director Army Public Relations Nigerian Army while Colonel AA Yusuf has been appointed Deputy Director Public Relations 82 Division Nigerian Army. Colonel AD Isa is posted to Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole and appointed Deputy Director Army Public Relations while the new Acting Corps Commander Nigerian Army Medical Corps is Colonel S Adama.”
Others affected by the development include; OG Olaniyi who was posted from Nigerian army school of music to Nigerian army band corps and appointed acting director army band; EI Okoro and IP Bindul are posted to Army War College as directing staff.