Nigerian Army Appoints Brig-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu As New Spokesman
Chief of Army Staff, Maj.-Gen. Farouk Yahaya, has on Thursday approved appointment of Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu as the Director of Army Public Relations.
Nwachukwu takes over from Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Yerima, who assumed duty as a spokesperson in February, NAN reports.
He was until his appointment the Acting Director of Defence Information, at Defence Headquarters.
Gen. Nwachukwu was also Deputy Director of Public Relations, Headquarters Theatre Command of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, now Operation HADIN KAI.
The new army spokesperson is an alumnus of the University of Ibadan and holds a Masters Degree in International Affairs and Strategic Studies from Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Post-Graduate School Kaduna.
He also has a post-graduate diploma in Advertising and Public Relations from the International Institute of Journalism, Abuja.
Gen. Nwachukwu was also an Assistant Director Defence Information (NA), DHQ, Chief of Staff Headquarters Directorate of Army Public Relations and Public Relations Officer, NDA.