The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Wednesday announced the promotion of 107 senior officers, including 15 Air Vice Marshals.
A statement signed by Air Commodore Dele Alonge, on behalf of the Director, Public Relations and Information in Abuja said 15 Air Vice Marshals, 39 Air Commodores, 31 Group Captains and 22 Wing Commanders were elevated.
According to the sataement, those promoted to the rank of Air Vice Marshals are: Elam Nzokala, Christopher Gudi, Suleiman Dambo, Victor Udoh, Chukwuma Mojekwu, Emmanuel Akogu, Eche Agwungwu, Muhammadu Muhammed and Uko Ebong.
Others are Ibrahim Umaru, Benjamin Nweze, Sani Ahmed, Rufus Ojuawo, Lawal Alao and Stephen Onuh.
While the officers elevated to the rank of Air Commodore include Oluwole Akinsanya, Isiaka Amao, Ayuba Lassa, Christopher Umolu, Abdulganiyu Olabisi, Danladi Bausa, Ibukun Ojeyemi, Remigius Ekeh and Christopher Dola.
Others in the rank are Lazarus Mshelia, Aliyu Pani, Dahiru Sanda, Mahmud Madi, Usman Suleiman, Charles Ohwo, Mohammed Yakubu, Emmanuel Wonah, Idi Lubo, and Akugbe Iyamu.
According to the statement, others promoted to the same rank are Morgan Idonibo, Dauda Prayero, John Ochomma, Sonny Ohemu, Paul Jemitola, Sambo Usman, Emenike Umeoka, Chinwedu Onyike, Taofiki Oladega.
Musa Tanko, Hyacinth Eze, Ayodele Dudusola, Nelson Camday, Christopher Egwoba, Abdullahi Kassimu, lliyasu Yahaya, Olatokunbo Adesanya, Dele Alonge, Ado Inuwa and Emmanuel Akinbayo were also elevated as Air Commodores.
The newly promoted Group Captains are: Anthony Ekpe, Ikechukwu Ogbodo, Gideon Bako, Okey Ezeanyagu, Anthony Martins, Esen Efanga, Ndubuisi Okoro, Micheal Ekwueme, Chidiebere Obiabaka and Simon Peter.
“Others promoted to the rank are Mohammed Yusuf, Ayo Famuyiwa, Henry Yurkusi, Ademuyiwa Adedoyin, John Laoye, Jibril Usman, Abdullahi Bello, Abdulrasheed Kotun, Felix Uwakara, Abubakar Sule, Olufemi Odeyinde.”
“Gbolahan Oremosu, Olasunkanmi Abu, Loveday Wariboko, Mohammed Ibrahim, Luther Kamat, Sylvanus Ojo, Razaq Olarenwaju, John Opara, Wapkerem Maigida and Zayyan Usman also got promoted as Group Captains.”