A new Director of Defence Information has been appointed. He is Brigadier-General John Agim. He replaced Major General John Enenche who is now Commandant, Army War College.
A statement by Wing Commander O. O. Ademosu of Directorate of Defence Information (DDI) said until his appointment as the new Defence Spokesman, Brigadier General Agim was Commandant Nigerian Army School of Public Relations. He has taken over with effect from 8 January 2018.
Meanwhile, Nigerian Army has appointed Major Geberal James Gwaza Khalifa Myam as a new Garrison Commander in Abuja.
A statement by Major Salisu Ibrahim Mustapha said the new commander took over from Maj-Gen. John Seyina Malu, who is now appointed the Corps Commander Nigerian Army Engineers.
The handing and taking over ceremony took place yesterday.
According to Nigerian Army tradition, part of the activities for the handing and taking over ceremony includes; Quarter Guard inspection, Lowering and hoisting of outgoing and incoming Commander’s Flag, formal signing of handing and taking over notes between the outgoing and the incoming commander and troops address.
The outgoing Commander, Major General Malu in his farewell speech thanked the officers and soldiers of Army Headquarters Garrison for their untiring commitment and cooperation throughout his tenure as the commander.
He urged the troops not to relent, but rather work harder and give the incoming commander maximum support. In the same vein, the incoming Commander, Major General Myam, appreciated his predecessor and charged the troops to accord him same cooperation to enable him work in line with the Chief of Army Staff’s vision which is “To have a professionally responsive Nigerian Army in the discharge of its constitutional roles.”
Myam was until his present appointment the Director of Operations at the Army Headquarters. He is a seasoned senior officer with vast experience in staff, instruction and command appointments.