Nigerian Navy Carries Out Major Re-organisation, Reshuffles 21 Rear Admirals

The Nigerian Navy Thursday carried out a major reorganisation, redeploying high level officers in the service.
In the shake-up approved by the Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas, 21 officers in the rank of Rear Admirals were affected in the new dispensation.
In a statement issued by the Acting Director of Information, Captain Suleman Dahun, the new Flag Officer Commanding Western Naval Command is Rear Admiral SAG Abbah, formerly Navy Secretary; Rear Admiral VO Adedipe, formerly Deputy Commandant Armed Forces Command and Staff College Jaji, moves to Eastern Naval Command as Flag Officer Commanding; Rear Admiral PA Onaji, formerly Fleet Commander Eastern Fleet, is now Flag Officer Commanding Logistics Command; Rear Admiral OF Ofodile, formerly Chief Staff Officer Eastern Naval Command becomes Flag Officer Commanding Naval Training Command.
Others include, Rear Admiral AB Al-Hassan, formerly Director Project Implementation Monitoring and Evaluation Directorate, who is now Flag Officer Commanding Central Naval Command; Rear Admiral SMD Usman, formerly Chief Staff Officer Logistics Command moves to Naval Headquarters as Director Project Implementation Monitoring and Evaluation Directorate; Rear Admiral HA Babalola retains his appointment as Chief of Policy and Plans Naval Headquarters; Rear Admiral JO Oluwole, formerly Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Naval Command moves to Naval Headquarters as Chief of Logistics.
The statement said Rear Admiral AA Osinowo, formerly Chief of Training and Operations Naval Headquarters, is now the Commandant National Defence College; Rear Admiral FD Bobai, formerly Flag Officer Commanding Western Naval Command, moves to Naval Headquarters as Chief of Training and Operations; Rear Admiral BEE Ibe-Enwo, formerly Flag Officer Commanding Logistics Command, moves to the Naval Headquarters as Chief of Naval Standards and Safety, while Rear Admiral IO Mohammed, formerly Flag Officer Commanding Naval Training Command, was appointed Deputy Commandant Armed Forces Command and Staff College Jaji; Rear Admiral T Dick, formerly Chief of Logistics retained his position as Chief of Administration, Naval Headquarters, while Rear Admiral MA Emuekpere, formerly Director of Naval Intelligence is now Chief Staff Officer Western Naval Command; Rear Admiral NP Aliyu, formerly Chief Staff Officer Naval Training Command moves to DIA as Director of Logistics, while Rear Admiral SI Enoch, formerly Chief Staff Officer Central Naval Command was appointed Director of Search and Rescue at the Defence Headquarters.
Similarly, Rear Admiral MM Kadiri, formerly Commandant Naval War College, was appointed the Navy Secretary; Rear Admiral TC Udofia, formerly Chief Staff Officer Western Naval Command, resumes as Commandant Naval War College; Rear Admiral OH Ngalabak, formerly Fleet Commander Central Fleet, was appointed Director of Operations Naval Headquarters; Rear Admiral FF Ogu, formerly Director Manning Naval Headquarters, resumes as Chief Staff Officer Central Naval Command; Rear Admiral AZ Gambo, formerly Director of Search and Rescue Defence Headquarters, was appointed Chief Staff Officer Naval Training Command.

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