The positions of top senior officers, comprising 56 Rear Admirals and a Commodore, have been reshuffled by the Nigerian Navy.
Commodore Adedotun Ayo-Vaughan, the Director of Information, on Thursday in a statement, gave the names of those affected by the reshuffling as Rear Admiral Olusanya Bankole, formerly the Director of Logistics, Defence Space Administration, now appointed as the Chief of Communications and Information Technology, Naval Headquarters; while Rear Admiral Alexander Bingel, formerly Director Combat Policy and Tactics, now the Director of Logistics, Defence Headquarters.
Others, according to the statement, are Rear Admiral Ibrahim Dewu, formerly Director of 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 of Project Monitoring, Defence Headquarters, resumes as the Chief of Administration, Naval Headquarters. Rear Admiral Livingstone Izu, who was Director Manning at Naval Headquarters, is the new Chief of Logistics, Naval Headquarters; while Rear Admiral Musa Madugu, formally Deputy Director of Special Operation Forces at the Defence Headquarters, has been appointed as the Admiral Superintendent Naval Ordinance Depot.
The statement further explained that Rear Admiral Daupreye Matthew, the erstwhile Director of Innovation and Concept Development at 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 Operations.
Rear Admiral Emmanuel Nmoyem has been reappointed as Director of 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, according to the statement, has been appointed the Chief of Defence Administration at the Defence Headquarters; while Rear Admiral Hamza Kaoje, who was the Director of Equipment Standardization and Harmonization, Defence Headquarters, has been appointed Group Managing Director, Navy Holdings Limited, among others.