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Cross River State produced a Rear Admiral in the promotions that were approved by the Navy Board.
Commodore Peter Akomaye Agba from Obudu Local Government was among the 112 senior naval officers that were promoted to various ranks.
He has been elevated to the rank of a Rear Admiral, the third from Cross River State to hold that rank in the Nigerian Navy.
The new rank also makes him the highest serving military officer from Cross River State.
The navy board on Thursday approved the promotion of 19 Commodores to the rank of Rear Admiral, 40 Captains to the rank of Commodore, 33 Commanders 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.
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