The Navy Board on Thursday approved the promotion of 112 senior officers to various ranks.

The promotion involved 19 Commodores to the rank of Rear Admiral, 40 Captains to the rank of Commodore, 33 Commanders were elevated to the rank of Captain and 20 Lieutenant Commanders to the rank of Commander.

According to a press release signed by the Director, Navy information, Commodore Kabir Aliyu, the 19 Commodores promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral include P.A Agba, S.I Alade, B.A Egbedina, N.P Agholor, O.P Ozojiofor, G.A Anyankpele, I.O.N Iwuoha, H.O Ngonadi, H.H Babalola, E.G Ofik, S.E Ogoigbe, J.K.Z Ango, and A.A Osinowo.

Others are Commodores R.O Osondu, A. Johnson and A.L Akintola.

In the medical branch, senior officers promoted to Rear Admirals are Surgeon Commodores A.B Afolayan, T.G.S Epelle and A.H Yusuf.

The newly promoted Rear Admirals will be decorated with their new ranks in Abuja at a yet to be announced date.