By Gambo Jagindi
January 13, 2020
Army decorates Obasanjo with the rank of Colonel
Adebayo Obasanjo, a son of former President Olusegin Obasanjo, and 11 other senior military officers at the 3 Division of the Nigerian Army were yesterday decorated with their new ranks after the Army Council’s approval of 226 for the nationwide exercise.
The ceremony held at the military formation’s headquarters in Jos.
Colonel Obasanjo was promoted from the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
The junior Obasanjo was two years ago, rushed back from the battle front where he sustained serious injuries while engaging the Boko Haram in Adamawa State.
Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. General Tukur Burati, was represented at the event by Major General Nicholas Ibe Rogers, the commander of the Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), a peace operation stationed in Plateau and parts of Bauchi state.
Six senior offers wore the new rank of Brigadier General, the senior among whom is Brigadier General Ibrahim Dogara Yusuf, whose appointment has been due since 2014.
The other six were promoted to the rank of colonel, among whom is Adebayo Obasanjo.
The COAS told the newly promoted officers to consider their new ranks as a new level of commitment to the ideal of the Nigerian military, and to remain loyal to the system.
The General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the Division, Major General Peter Dauke, whose decoration was done in Abuja, last week, was introduced to his officers and men with his new rank.
Dauke charged them to show more loyalty and dedication to the service.