By Henry Oladele
Nigerian Navy has redeploy 21 senior officers to head different formations and commands in line with the efforts to reposition the Navy.
The Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Adm. Ibok-Ette Ibas, approved the movement.
The Director of Naval Information, Capt. Suleiman Dahun, said in a statement in Lagos that the posting was to re-organise the upper echelon of the Nigerian Navy.
He stated that “the new Flag Officer Commanding (FOC), Western Naval Command is Rear Adm. SAG Abbah, formerly Navy Secretary.
“Rear Adm. VO Adedipe, formerly Deputy Commandant, Armed Forces Command and Staff College Jaji, moves to Eastern Naval Command as FOC.
“Rear Adm. P. Onaji, formerly Fleet Commander, Eastern Fleet, has been appointed FOC, Logistics Command, while Rear Adm. O. Ofodile, formerly Chief Staff Officer, Eastern Naval Command, is now FOC, Naval Training Command.
“Furthermore, Rear Adm. A. Al-Hassan, former Director, Project Implementation Monitoring and Evaluation Directorate, is the new FOC, Central Naval Command.
“Rear Adm. S. Usman, formerly Chief Staff Officer, Logistics Command, moves to Naval Headquarters as Director Project Implementation Monitoring and Evaluation Directorate.”
Dahun added that Rear Adm. Henry Babalola retained his position as Chief of Policy and Plans Naval Headquarters, while Rear Adm. J. Oluwole, formerly FOC Eastern Naval Command would resume at the Naval Headquarters as Chief of Logistics.
Also affected in the movement is Rear Adm. A. Osinowo, formerly Chief of Training and Operations, Naval Headquarters, who is now the Commandant, National Defence College.
The director noted that Rear Adm. Ferguson Bobai, formerly FOC, Western Naval Command, would move to Naval Headquarters as Chief of Training and Operations.
He added that Rear Adm. BEE Ibe-Enwo, formerly FOC Logistics Command, would resume at Naval Headquarters as Chief of Naval Standards and Safety.
Also, Rear Adm. Ifeola Mohammed, formerly FOC, Naval Training Command, is now appointed Deputy Commandant Armed Forces Command and Staff College Jaji.
Rear Adm. T. Dick, formerly Chief of Logistics has been reappointed Chief of Administration, Naval Headquarters.
Rear Adm. M. Emuekpere, formerly Director of Naval Intelligence is now Chief Staff Officer, Western Naval Command, while Rear Adm. N. Aliyu, formerly Chief Staff Officer, Naval Training Command moves to DIA as Director of Logistics.
Rear Adm. SI Enoch, formerly Chief Staff Officer Central Naval Command, has been appointed Director of Search and Rescue at the Defence Headquarters.
Dahun also stated that Rear Adm. M. Kadiri, formerly Commandant, Naval War College, has been moved as Navy Secretary, while Rear Adm. T. Udofia, formerly Chief Staff Officer, Western Naval Command, is now the Commandant, Naval War College.
Rear Adm. O. Ngalabak, formerly Fleet Commander, Central Fleet, has been appointed Director of Operations, Naval Headquarters, while Rear Adm. F. Ogu, formerly Director, Manning Naval Headquarters, would resume as Chief Staff Officer, Central Naval Command.
Also, Rear Adm. A. Gambo, formerly Director of Search and Rescue, Defence Headquarters, would resume as Chief Staff Officer, Naval Training Command. (NAN)