Massive Shake-up as Navy Redeploys 32 Rear Admirals

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Rear Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas - Chief of Naval Staff PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT (PMB)

Kingsley Nwezeh in Abuja

In a major reorganisation of the top echelon of the Nigerian Navy, the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas, yesterday approved the redeployment of 32 Rear Admirals.

A statement issued by the naval headquarters in Abuja and signed by Commodore Suleiman Dahun on behalf of the Naval Chief said the postings affected senior officers of the navy.

In the new postings, Rear Admiral Begroy Enyinna Ibe-Enwo becomes the new Chief of Policy and Plans, Naval Headquarters, while Rear Admiral Apochi Suleiman, formerly Commander Joint Task Force Operation Delta Safe, moves to Defence Headquarters as Chief of Defence Administration.

Rear Admiral Tariworio Dick, formerly Deputy Commandant, Armed Forces Command and Staff College Jaji, has been appointed Chief of Training and Operations, Naval Headquarters, while Rear Admiral Obi Ofodile has been appointed Director of Plans, Defence Headquarters.

Furthermore, Rear Admiral Ifeola Mohammed, formerly Chief of Naval Standards and Safety, is the new Chief of Naval Transformation, Naval Headquarters. Rear Admiral Akinjide Akinrinade, formerly Director of Training Defence Headquarters, has been appointed Commander Joint Task Force Operation Delta Safe.

Rear Admiral Matthew Emuekpere, formerly Chief of Administration, Naval Headquarters, moves to Armed Forces Command and Staff College Jaji as Deputy Commandant. Rear Admiral Tanko Dakwat, formerly Director of Development, Defence Headquarters, moves to Naval Headquarters as Chief of Naval Standards and Safety, while Rear Admiral Saleh Usman is the new Chief of Administration Naval Headquarters.

Rear Admiral Ahamefule Eluwa, formerly Moderator at National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) resumes at Defence Headquarters as Director of Project Monitoring.

The re-shuffling also affected Rear Admiral Dolapo Kolawole, who has been reappointed Director of Training Defence Headquarters. Rear Admiral Mike Okonkwo, formerly Director of Research and Development Naval Headquarters, resumes at Defence Headquarters as Director of Transformation. Rear Admiral Shuwa Mohammed, formerly Managing Director Nigerian Navy Hotel and Suites Limited, is now the Director of Logistics Defence Intelligence Agency, while Rear Admiral Obed Ngalabak, formerly Flag Officer Commanding Western Naval Command, moves to Defence Headquarters as Chief of Defence Civil Military Cooperation.

Rear Admiral Magaji Danladi, formerly Admiral Superintendent Naval Dockyard Limited, resumes at the Naval Headquarters as Chief of Naval Engineering, while Rear Admiral Abubakar Al-hassan, has been reappointed Defence Headquarters as Director of Development.

Also, Rear Admiral Mackson Kadiri is the new Commandant National Defence College Nigeria, while Rear Admiral Oladele Daji, formerly Director of Plans Naval Headquarters is now the new Flag Officer Commanding Western Naval Command. Rear Admiral Williams Kayoda has been reappointed Director of Logistics Defence Headquarters, while Rear Admiral Christian Ezekobe moves to Naval Headquarters as Director of Plans.

Others affected by the reorganisation exercise are Rear Admiral Abraham Adaji, formerly Chief Staff Officer, Eastern Naval Command, who is now the Director of Training Naval Headquarters, while Rear Admiral Danjuma Dongoyaro, formerly Commandant Nigerian Navy School of Armament Technology Kachia, resumes at Naval Headquarters as Director of Arms.

Rear Admiral Taiye Imam has been appointed the Chief Staff Officer, Eastern Naval Command, while Rear Admiral Raimi Mohammed moves to Defence Headquarters (Defence Space Administration) as Director of Navigation and Positioning. Rear Admiral Idowu Yusuf, formerly Director of Personnel Release, Naval Headquarters, resumes as Chief Staff Officer Naval Training Command.

Also affected by the new postings are Rear Admiral Kamarudeen Lawal, formerly Chief Staff Officer Western Naval Command, who is now the Director of Research and Development, Naval Headquarters, while Rear Admiral Okon Eyo, formerly Commander, NNS BEECROFT, resumes as Director of Policy Naval Headquarters.

Rear Admiral Barabutemegha Gbassa is now the Chief Staff Officer, Headquarters Logistics Command, while Rear Admiral Muhammad Nagenu resumes at Naval Headquarters as Director of Transformation.

Rear Admiral Solomon Agada moves from National Defence College to Headquarters, Central Naval Command as Chief Staff Officer, while Rear Admiral Murtala Bashir resumes at Headquarters Western Naval Command as Chief Staff Officer. Rear Admiral Adeseye Ayobanjo is now the new Commandant Naval War College Nigeria.