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‘Stop using old portraits of the COAS’ Army tells media houses

The Nigerian Army is unhappy with media media houses who use the old official portrait of the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya

In a statement on Friday, the Army lamented that the old portrait which has Yahaya with the rank of Major General is still being used by media houses.

The statement reads;

“Following the appointment and subsequent decoration of the Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya, an official portrait was produced and disseminated to the media houses via various social media platforms and forums.

“However, it has been observed with dismay that despite this, some media houses, defence correspondents and online media practitioners have persistently used the old official portrait of the COAS when he was still a Major General in various command appointments.

“In light of this, you are please requested to disregard all pictures of the COAS from his former Commands and use the approved official portrait attached below. All to please note and comply accordingly. Thank you for your usual cooperation.”

The COAS was decorated with the rank of Lieutenant General by President Buhari on July 7.

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