Major Shake-up as Navy Reshuffles, Redeploys 56 Rear Admirals

Major Shake-up as Navy Reshuffles, Redeploys 56 Rear Admirals

The Nigerian Navy Thursday reshuffled top  officers comprising 56 rear admirals and a commodore. 

The naval headquarters in Abuja made the disclosure in a statement signed by the Director of Information, Nigerian Navy, Commodore Adetotun Ayo-Vaughan.

Details of the new appointments showed that Rear  Admiral Olusanya Bankole formerly the Director of Logistics, Defence Space 

Administration, is now appointed  Chief of Communications and Information Technology, Naval Headquarters while Rear Admiral Alexander Bingel formerly Director Combat Policy and Tactics is now the Director of Logistics, Defence 

Headquarters. Rear Admiral Ibrahim Dewu, formerly Director 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. 

The statement disclosed that Rear 

Admiral Livingstone Izu, who was the Director Manning at Naval Headquarters is 

the new Chief of Logistics, Naval Headquarters while Rear Admiral Musa Madugu 

formery Deputy Director 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, Naval Headquarters is now the Director of Training, Defence 

Headquarters while Rear Admiral Zakariya Muhammad, the former Director of 

Training, Naval Headquarters has been reappointed Chief of Training and 


Rear Admiral Emmanuel Nmoyem has been reappointed Director 

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.

The former Director of Plans, Naval Headquarters, Rear Admiral Monday Unurhiere 

has been appointed the Chief of Defence Admimistration at the Defence 

Headquarters while Rear Admiral Hamza Kaoje who was the Director Equipment 

Standardisation and Harmonisation, Defence Headquarters has been appointed 

Group Managing Director, Navy Holdings Limited. 

Further details of the redeployment showed that Rear Admiral Sulaiman El-ladan, 

who was the Chief of Naval Engineering, Naval Headquarters is now at the Defence 

Research and Development Bureau at Defence Headquarters as the Director 

Marine Research while Rear Admiral Idi Abbas formerly Director of Operations,

Naval Headquarters is now reappointed Chief of Naval Safety and Standards. 


Admiral Mohammed Abdullahi, the immediate past Director, Communications at 

Naval Headquarters takes over as the Flag Officer Commanding Western Naval 

Command while Rear Admiral Saheed Akinwande formerly the Commandant Naval War College Nigeria has been appointed Director Operations, Naval Headquarters.

Also, Rear Admiral Istifanus Albara formerly the Head ECOWAS Maritime Security 

Coordination Centre, Abidjan moves to Naval Headquarters as Navy Secretary

while Rear Admiral Clement Atebi has been reappointed to Naval Headquarters as 

the Director Audit. 

Rear Admiral Samson Bura formerly Director Search and 

Rescue, Defence Headquarters is now the Director of Logistics at the Defence 

Intelligence Agency while Rear Admiral Umar Chugali formerly Director Cyber at 

the Defence Space Administration takes over as the Flag Officer Commanding,

Central Naval Command. 

Further details of the shake-up shows that Rear Admiral Oluwole Fadeyi has been reappointed 

Director Record Returns and Analysis, Naval Headquarters, likewise Rear Admiral 

Olusola Oluwagbire reappointed Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Naval 


The new postings also saw Rear Admiral Eugenio Ferreira reappointed 

Commander, Operation Delta Safe, Rear Admiral Mustapha Hassan formerly 

Director of Policy, Naval Headquarters redeployed to Naval War College Nigeria, 

Calabar as the Commandant while Rear Admiral Baratuaipri Iyalla formerly Chief 

Staff Officer, Logistics Command reappointed Flag Officer Commanding Logistics 

Command, Oghara. 

Rear Admiral Kohath Levi formerly Chief Staff Officer Naval 

Doctrine Command resumes at Naval Headquarters as the Chief of Naval 

Engineering while Rear Admiral Bashir Mohammed formerly Chief of Logistics, 

Naval Headquarters is now the Director Project Monitoring, Defence Headquarters.

Rear Admiral Julius Nwagu formerly Director Campaign Planning, Naval 

Headquarters is now appointed Commandant Defence Intelligence College. 

Meanwhile, Rear Admiral Patrick Nwatu has been reappointed Flag Officer 

Commanding Naval Training Command while Rear Admiral Mike Oamen who was 

the Director Veterans Affairs, Naval Headquarters is now the Chief of Naval 

Transformation at the Naval Headquarters. 

Also, Rear Admiral James Okosun has 

been reappointed Commandant Nigerian Navy Engineering College, Sapele, Rear 

Admiral Ayodeji Olugbode formerly Managing Director Admiralty Maritime Services 

Limited takes over as Hydrogragher of the Nigerian Navy while Rear Admiral 

Abolaji Orederu formerly Director of Ships Design and Acquisition at the Naval 

Headquarters has been appointed as the Admiral Superintendent Naval Dockyard 

Limited, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The immediate past Commander Naval Drafting, Rear Admiral Habilla Zakaria

resumes at Headquarters Naval Doctrine Command as the Flag Officer Commanding 

while Rear Admiral Suleiman Abdullahi, formerly Managing Director Navy Exchange 

Limited is now the Director of Logistics, Defence Space Administration at the 

Defence Headquarters.

The erstwhile Chief of Accounts and Budget, Naval 

Headquarters, Rear Admiral Kasimu Bushi has been appointed Managing Director 

Navy Hotels and Suites Limited while the immediate past Flag Officer Commanding 

Western Naval Command, Rear Admiral Joseph Akpan resumes at Naval 

Headquarters as the Chief of Policy and Plans. 

Rear Admiral Abdulmajid Ibrahim,

former Director Peace Keeping Operations, Naval Headquarters is appointed 

Director Defence Transformation at the Defence Headquarters while Rear Admiral 

Olumuyiwa Olotu former Flag Officer Commanding Logistics Command takes over

as the Commandant National Defence College, Abuja. 

Rear Admiral Ibrahim

Shehu, formerly the Director Marine Engineering, Naval Headquarters is appointed 

Managing Director Navy Building and Construction Company Limited while Rear 

Admiral Abdullahi Ahmed who was Director of Recruitments Resettlement and 

Reserve, Naval Headquarters has been appointed Deputy Chief of Defence Space 

Administration at the Defence Headquarters. 

Others include Rear Admiral Fredrick Damtong 

formerly the Director of Weapon Engineering, Naval Headquarters resumes as the 

Admiral Superintendent Naval Shipyard Limited. 

Meanwhile, Rear Admiral Abdulrasheed Haruna has been reappointed as the Chief Staff Officer, Headquarters 

Eastern Naval Command while Rear Admiral Hamza Ibrahim, who was Admiral 

Superintendent Naval Dockyard Limited has been appointed Managing Director 

Admiralty Marine Services Limited. Rear Admiral Sunday Oyegade, the outgone 

Admiral Superintendent Naval Shipyard Limited assumes office as the Director 

Project Implementation Monitoring and Evaluation at Naval Headquarters while Rear 

Admiral John Mamman is reappointed Chief Staff Officer, Headquarters Western 

Naval Command likewise Rear Admiral John Okeke is reappointed Chief Staff Officer, Headquarters Central Naval Command. 

Rear Admiral Olatunde Olodude, 

the former Fleet Commander Western Fleet resumes Naval Headquarters as the 

Director of Plans. 

The redeployment also affected Rear Admiral Peter Zakaria formerly Director of 

Arms, Naval Headquarters now appointed Chief Staff Officer, Headquarters 

Logistics Command and Rear Admiral Sunday Atakpa who is reappointed Chief 

Staff Officer, Headquarters Naval Training Command. 

Rear Admiral Abdul-hamid 

Baba-Inna, formerly the Director of Legal Services, Naval Headquarters is now 

Director of Administration, Naval Headquarters while Rear Admiral Patrick Effah, 

formerly Director of Maritime Domain Awareness, Naval Headquarters is now the 

Director of Naval Intelligence. 

Rear Admiral Abubakar Mustapha, who was the

Deputy Director Defence Affairs at the Office of the National Security Adviser

assumes office as the Director of Training, Naval Headquarters while Rear Admiral 

Chidozie Okehie, the immediate past Director of Personnel Release at the Naval 

Headquarters takes over as the Deputy Commandant, Armed Forces Command 

and Staff College, Jaji. 

Rear Admiral Olusegun Soyemi, formerly the Director 

Monitoring and Evaluation Analysis , Naval Headquarters is appointed Director of

Policy, Naval Headquarters while Rear Admiral Abraham Zipelle, formerly 

Commandant Defence Intelligence College now moves to Naval Headquarters as 

the Director of Manning. Furthermore, Commodore Omotola Olukoya, who was 

the Commander Central Pay Office resumes as the new Chief of Accounts and 

Budget, Naval Headquarters.

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