Nigerian Military Promotes 235 Generals, Rear Admirals, AVM, Others


Over 235 officers have been promoted to the positions of one and two star generals by the Armed Forces of Nigeria.

The promotions were announced late Tuesday night after the Army Council, Navy Council, and Air Council met at the Ministry of Defence’s ship house, with Minister Bashir Magashi presiding as chairman.

The Nigerian Army elevated 36 officers to Major Generals from Brigadier Generals, while 76 Colonels were promoted to Brigadier Generals.

The Nigerian Navy promoted 21 Commodores to Rear Admirals and 36 Captains to Commodores, while the NAF promoted 30 new Air Vice Marshals from Air Commodores and 36 Group Captains to Air Commodores.

Benard Onyeuko, the Director of the Defence Media Organization (DMO), is one of the newly promoted Major Generals in the Nigerian army.

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