By CrossRiverWatch admin
The Nigerian Navy (NN) has deployed a new Flag Officer Commanding (FOC) to the Eastern Naval Command (ENC) which has its headquarters in Calabar the Cross River state capital.
The Director of Information NN, Commodore Christian Ezekobe who disclosed this in a statement recently says the change is in line with the Chief of Naval Staff strategic directive to reposition the NN for greater efficiency.
The new deployments which affects 38 senior officers (34 Rear Admirals and 4 Commodores) sees Rear Admiral Atiku Abdulkadir hands over to Rear Admiral J.O. Oluwole as the new FOC Eastern Naval Command ENC, Calabar which oversees operations in the South and South Eastern parts of the country.
Other redeployments will see the FOC Western Naval Command (WNC) Rear Admiral Raphael Osondu hand over to former Navy Secretary Rear Admiral F.D. Bobai while the FOC Central Naval Command (CNC) Rear Admiral AO Suleiman hands over to Rear Admiral T. Dick.
Also, the FOC Naval Training Command (NAVTRAC) Rear Admiral Adeniyi Osinowo hands over to Rear Admiral J.O. Okojie and the FOC Logistics Command Rear Admiral E.G. Ofik hands over to Rear Admiral SAG Abbah.
The statement further added that the newly appointed Principal Staff Officers (PSOs) at the Naval Headquarters include Rear Admiral J.A. Ajani – Chief of Policy and Plans (CPPLANS), Rear Admiral O.C. Medani – Chief of Administration (COA), Rear Admiral Henry Babalola who takes over from Rear Admiral P.A. Agba as Chief of Naval Transformation (CNTRANS), Rear Admiral Adeniyi Osinowo – Chief of Training and Operations (CTOPS), Rear Admiral EG Ofik – Chief of Naval Safety and Standard (CNASS) while Rear Admiral A.O Odeh takes over as the Chief of Naval Engineering (CONE).
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