Nigerian Navy promotes 55 senior officers

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By Joy Odor

The Nigerian Navy (NN) Board on Thursday approved the promotions of 55 senior officers to various ranks.

Breakdown of the promotion released showed that 25 Captains were elevated to Commodore while 30 Commodores were promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral.

In a press statement made available to newsmen on Friday by the public information Officer Commodore A O Ayo Vaughan, in an earlier approval, 72
Commanders were promoted to the rank of Captain.

The newly promoted Rear Admirals are Garba Abubakar, Adewale Olanrewaju, Fatah Sanusi, Domnan Dangwel, Hamisu Sadiq, Olusanya Bankole, Noel Madugu,
Daupreye Matthew, Emmanuel Nmoyem, Clement Atebi, Oluwole Fadeyi, Julius Nwagu, Abdul-Rasheed Haruna, John Okeke, Olatunde Oludude, Sunday Atakpa, Abdul-Hamid Baba-Inna, Patrick Effah, Abubakar Mustapha, Chidozie Okehie,
Olusegun Soyemi, Ebiobowei Zipele, James Okosun, Ibrahim Shehu, Fredrick Damtong, Chijoke Onyemaobi, Kasimu Bushi, Suleiman Abdullahi.

Furthermore, Priston Efedue and Jamila Malafa were both promoted unto retirement.

The newly promoted Commodores are Sola Adebayo, Stephen Ega, Mohammed Hassan, Hyacinth Nwaka, Ugochukwu Ajulu, Mohammed Alhassan, Benjamin
Francis, Mohammed Manga, Adewale Odejobi, Humphrey Oriekezie, Tamuno-Kubie Senibo, Toritseju Vincent, Badamasi Yahuza, Kennedy Ozokoye,
Igbadi Abechi, Abidemi Abu, Sylvester Eartha ogwa, Salisu El-Hussein, Idouye
Ketebu, Ogochukwu Ogbologu, Adedotun Ogundiran, Enoch Sogbesan and Daniel
Kumangari.

Meanwhile, Lanre Ajibade and Chima Mpi were both promoted unto retirement.

The Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo CFR rejoices with these newly promoted senior officers and their families and charges them to rededicate themselves to their
responsibilities and remain loyal to the nation.

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