The promotion of 47 Brigadier-Generals to the rank of Major General has been approved by the Army Council.
The promotion was approved on December 21, 2023. Seventy-five Colonels were also promoted to Brigadier Generals.
The awards will be presented to the newly appointed Major Generals in their respective units and formations.
During the ceremony, the Minister of State for Defence, Bello Matawalle, praised the officers, emphasising that their advancements were the result of years of hard work, dedication, and commitment to national duty.
He praised their bravery, discipline, and resilience, as well as their remarkable leadership abilities and strategic thinking throughout their careers.
Matawalle asked the newly promoted officers to set a good example, inspire others, and continue to make meaningful contributions to the Nigerian Army, emphasizing their critical role in resolving security concerns, particularly in the North West and other parts of the country.
“Your contributions to the Nigerian Army are invaluable, and we are confident that you will continue to serve our country with distinction and honour.
“As we celebrate your promotion, I want to encourage you to keep leading by example and inspiring others to follow in your footsteps.