Nine Rear Admirals and eight Commodores have been redelpoyed by the Navy. This was announced by Naval Spokesperson, Commodore Kabir Aliyu. According to Cmdr Aliyu, the redeployments, approved by the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ola Ibrahim, was as a result of vacancies created by the voluntary retirement of some senior officers recently.
The redeployed officers are Rear Admiral D.J Ezeoba, formerly Deputy Commandant, Armed Forces Command and Staff College Jaji, who becomes the Chief of Administration, Defence Headquarters; Rear Admiral E. Ijioma, Commandant, outgoing Nigerian Navy Engineering College, Sapele, who now becomes the Chief of Naval Engineering and Rear Admiral J.B Oladimeji, the former Flag Officer Commanding, Naval Training Command, who now occupies the position of the Chief of Policy and Plans, Naval Headquarters.
Others are Rear Admiral J.A Akinwale, former Chief of Administration Naval Headquarters who is now the Flag Officer Commanding, Naval Training Command while Rear Admiral B.M Mshelia, the former Commander, Central Pay Office, is now the Chairman of Military Pension Board. The former Chief of Staff Officer, Naval Training Command, Rear Admiral I.E Ibas, now occupies the position of Chief of Administration, Naval Headquarters and Rear Admiral G.E Okoi, formerly Chief Staff Officer, Logistics Command, is now the Deputy Commandant Armed Forces Command and Staff College Jaji.
Rear Admiral J.O.O. Olutoyin, the former Chief Staff Officer, Western Naval Command moves to Naval Headquarters as Chief of Training and Operations and Rear Admiral I.A Oyagha, former Chief Staff Officer, Eastern Naval Command is now the Flag Officer Commanding Logistics Command.
Also moving are Commodore O.E Ekwe who is now the Commandant, Nigerian Navy Engineering while Commodore P.A Agba is the Chief Staff Officer, Eastern Naval Command Calabar. Commodore K.B Ati-Johnis now the Chief Staff Officer, Western Naval Command, Lagos and Commodore B.A Egbedina is the Chief Staff Officer, Logistics Command, Oghara. Commodore P.O Oraka is appointed Chief Staff Officer, Naval Training Command, Lagos and Commodore D.S Audu is the new Commander, Central Pay Office, Lagos. Commodore C. Goon is the Commanding Officer, Nigerian Navy Finance and Logistics School, Owerrinta, and Commodore L.M Adams takes the position of Commanding Officer and Consultant Surgeon, Nigerian Navy Hospital, Calabar.