Barely 24 hours after assuming command, the Chief of Army Staff, Major General Taoreed Lagbaja has commenced reshuffling of top hierarchy of the force, to enable him achieve his mission for the force.
Indeed the reshuffling is necessary especially to fill the gap created by the announcement of new service chiefs which has promptly the voluntary retirement of many senior officers who were seniors to their service heads.
In the posting sighted by militarynewsng.com, Major General A.B Ibrahim, was named as news the Chief Of Policy and Plans(COPP), while New General Officers Commanding(GOCs), for some of the divisions of the Nigerian Army and Commandant for the Nigerian Defence Academy(NDA).
Under the new arrangement, Major General Alabi, is now the General Officers Commanding(GOCs), 1 Division Nigerian Army Kaduna, Major General E.A Abubakar 3 Division Nigerian Army, Jos, Major General Mala, GOC 7 Division.
Major General Chibuisi, was appointed Theatre Commander Joint Task Force Operation Hadin Kai, while Major General I. Ali, will head the Multinational Joint Task Force(MNJTF).
Also appointed is a new Provost Marshall, Army is Brigadier General Garba, Chief of Military Intelligence, Brigadier General Ugiagbe, Major General OCHAI, Commandant, Nigerian Defence Academy(NDA), Major General Maina, Commandant Army War College Nigeria, Major General Aligbe, Commander Training And Doctrine Command (TRADOC), Minna, Major General Oluyede, Commander Infantry Corps, Major General Kange, Corps Commander Artillery among others.
The appointment it was gathered became necessary following the gap created by the retirement of some officers as a result of the the appointment of new service chiefs by President Bola Tinubu on June 19.
With the appointments, the COAS, is set to hit the ground running.