The Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Admiral Ibok-Ette Ibas, has approved the redeployment of 38 senior naval officers of the Nigerian Navy (NN) to head different formations and commands.
This was announced in a statement signed by Director, Naval Information, Commodore Chris Ezekobe, revealing that the redeployment affected 34 Rear Admirals and four Commodores.
“The Flag Officer Commanding (FOC) Western Naval Command (WNC) Rear Admiral Raphael Osondu will hand over to former Navy Secretary Rear Admiral F.D. Bobai,” the statement read.
“The FOC Eastern Naval Command (ENC) Rear Admiral Atiku Abdulkadir will hand over to Rear Admiral J.O. Oluwole while the FOC Central Naval Command (CNC) Rear Admiral AO Suleiman hands over to Rear Admiral T. Dick.
“Others are FOC Naval Training Command (NAVTRAC) Rear Admiral Adeniyi Osinowo who hands over to Rear Admiral J.O. Okojie and the FOC Logistics Command Rear Admiral E.G. Ofik who hands over to Rear Admiral SAG Abbah.
“The newly appointed Principal Staff Officers (PSOs) at the Naval Headquarters include Rear Admiral J.A. Ajani – Chief of Policy and Plans (CPPLANS), Rear Admiral O.C. Medani – Chief of Administration (COA), Rear Admiral Henry Babalola- Chief of Naval Transformation (C NTRANS), Rear Admiral Adeniyi Osinowo – Chief of Training and Operations (CTOPS), Rear Admiral EG Ofik – Chief of Naval Safety and Standard (CNASS) while Rear Admiral AO Odeh takes over as the Chief of Naval Engineering (CONE).
“Moreso, new helmsmen were appointed for two major directorates at the Naval Headquarters. They are Rear Admiral IO Mohammed as Director of Project Implementation Directorate (DPIMED) and Surgeon Rear Admiral EE Enechukwu as Director of Medical Services (DMS).”