The Nigerian Navy has announced the redeployment of 56 senior officers and one commodore.
The major shake-up in the Nigerian navy comes a few days after Emmanuel Ogalla took over from Awwal Gambo as the Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS).
Spokesperson of the Navy, Commodore Adedotun Ayo-Vaughan, said the action was necessary to reposition the Navy for optimum performance.
He said Olusanya Bankole, formerly the Director of Logistics of the Defence Space Administration, is now the Chief of Communications and Information Technology (ICT), Naval Headquarters; while Alexander Bingel, formerly Director of Combat Policy and Tactics, is currently the Director of Logistics of Defence Headquarters.
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Rear Admiral Ibrahim Dewu, formerly Director of Project Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation Directorate, Naval Headquarters is now the Chief of Defence Civil-Military Cooperation, Defence Headquarters while Rear Admiral Kennedy Ezete formerly Director Project Monitoring, Defence Headquarters, resumes as the Chief of Administration, Naval Headquarters.
Rear Admiral Livingstone Izu, who was Director Manning at Naval Headquarters is the new Chief of Logistics, Naval Headquarters while Rear Admiral Musa Madugu, formally Deputy Director of Special Operation Forces at the Defence Headquarters has been appointed as the Admiral Superintendent Naval Ordinance Depot.
Rear Admiral Daupreye Matthew, the erstwhile Director of Innovation and Concept Development, at Naval Headquarters, is now the Director of Training, at Defence Headquarters, while Rear Admiral Zakariya Muhammad, the former Director of Training, at Naval Headquarters, has been reappointed Chief of Training and Operations.
Rear Admiral Emmanuel Nmoyem has been reappointed as Director of Human Rights Desks at the Defence Headquarters, while Rear Admiral Ibrahim Shettima formerly Flag Officer Commanding Central Naval Command moves to Defence Headquarters as Director of Plans.
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The former Director of Plans, at Naval Headquarters, Rear Admiral Monday Unurhiere, has been appointed the Chief of Defence Administration at the Defence Headquarters, while Rear Admiral Hamza Kaoje who was the Director of Equipment Standardisation and Harmonisation, at Defence Headquarters has been appointed Group Managing Director, Navy Holdings Limited.
Rear Admiral Sulaiman el-Ladan, who was the Chief of Naval Engineering, at Naval Headquarters is now at the Defence Research and Development Bureau at Defence Headquarters as the Director of Marine Research, while Rear Admiral Idi Abbas formerly Director of Operations, at Naval Headquarters, is now reappointed Chief of Naval Safety and Standards.
Rear Admiral Mohammed Abdullahi, the immediate past Director of Communications at Naval Headquarters takes over as the Flag Officer Commanding Western Naval Command while Rear Admiral Saheed Akinwande formerly the Commandant of Naval War College Nigeria has been appointed Director of Operations, Naval Headquarters.