The Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-EteIbas has approved the redeployment of 61 senior officers of flag ranks in the Nigerian Navy. The appointments affected 28 Rear Admirals and 33 Commodores.
Those redeployed are, Rear Admiral SU Chinweuba, formerly Admiral Superintendent Naval Dockyard Lagos, resumes as Chief of Naval Engineering, Naval Headquarters while Rear Admiral PA Agba, formerly Chief of Logistics has been appointed Chief of Naval Transformation. Read Admiral JA Ajani has been moved from Defence Headquarters to Naval Doctrine and Assessment Centre as Admiral Superintendent while Rear Admiral SI Alade, formerly Chief of Naval Transformation, moves to the National Defence College as Commandant.
Furthermore, Rear Admiral AA Dacosta moves from Defence Headquarters to Naval Headquarters as Chief of Naval Safety and Standards, Rear Admiral KB Ati-John is now Director of Plans, Naval Headquarters. Rear Admiral BA Egbedina moves to Defence Headquarters as Chief of Administration from Naval Training Command where he was Flag Officer Commanding, while Rear Admiral MM Salami resumes as Director of Policy Naval Headquarters. Rear Admiral OC Medani, formerly Chief of Training and Operations is now Director, Project Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation Directorate. Rear Admiral GA Anyankpele, formerly Chief of Administration is now Chief of Logistics Naval Headquarters. Rear Admiral HH Babalola, former Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Naval Command is now Chief of Training and Operations at the Naval Headquarters, while Rear Admiral EG Ofik resumes as Flag Officer Commanding, Logistics Command.
Commodore Kabir Aliyu Director Naval Information in a statement to NewsWireNGR said the redeployment also affected Rear Admiral AL Akintola, who is now the Admiral Superintendent Naval Dockyard Ltd, Lagos. Rear Admiral JKZ Ango, formerly Flag Officer Commanding Western Naval Command resumes as Chief of Administration, Naval Headquarters, while Rear Admiral JD Michika resumes at Defence Headquarters as Director of Logistics. Rear Admiral JO Okojie formerly Admiral Superintendent Naval Ordinance Depot moves to Defence Headquarters as Director of Plans. Similarly, Rear Admiral JO Oluwole resumes as Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Navy Holdings Limited and Rear Admiral AA Osinowo moves from the Defence Headquarters to Naval Training Command as Flag Officer Commanding. Rear Admiral AS Abdulkadir is now the Flag Officer Commanding, Eastern Naval Command.
Additionally, Rear Admiral RO Osondu, formerly Admiral Superintendent Naval Doctrine and Assessment Centre is now the Flag Officer Commanding, Western Naval Command, while Rear Admiral AO Odeh, formerly Managing Director, Naval Engineering Services Limited, resumes at the Naval Shipyard Limited as Admiral Superintendent. Rear Admiral UE Essien resumes at the Naval Headquarters as Director of Operations from the Defence Headquarters, while Rear Admiral SO Paul resumes as Admiral Superintendent Naval Ordinance Depot. Rear Admiral AO Suleiman, formerly Chief Staff Officer at Naval Training Command is now the Flag Officer Commanding, Central Naval Command, Yenagoa.
Other senior officers affected include Rear Admiral BEE Ibe-Enwo, Deputy Commandant, AFCSC Jaji, Rear Admiral SAG Abbah, Director of Logistics,Defence Intelligence Agency, Rear Admiral T Dick, Director of Training, Defence Headquarters and Rear Admiral DO Ajatoye, Commandant, Nigerian Navy Engineering College, Sapele.
The redeployed senior officers are expected to resume in their new units in the third week of September 2015.