The Navy Board on Tuesday approved the promotions of 56 naval officers to various senior ranks in the Nigerian Navy.
A breakdown of the promotion released showed that 35 captains were elevated to commodore while 21 commodores were promoted to the rank of rear admiral.
The newly-promoted rear admirals are Chibuike Azike, Ismaila Zelani, Alexandar Bingel, Kennedy Ezete, Livingstone Izu, Emmanuel Ogalla, Hamza Kaoje, Saheed Akinwande, Umar Chugali, Eugenio Ferreira, Bashir Mohammed, Mike Oamen, Ayodeji Olugbode, Abdulmajid Ibrahim, Abdullahi Ahmed, John Mamman, Peter Zakaria, Abolaji Orederu, Hamza Ibrahim, Sunday Oyegade and Saburi Lawal.
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In an earlier approval, 81 commanders were promoted to the rank of captain.
The Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo on behalf of officers, ratings, and civilian staff of the Nigerian Navy, rejoiced with the newly-promoted senior officers and their families and charged them to rededicate themselves to their responsibilities and remain loyal to the nation and the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR.