The Nigerian Air Force Council has approved the promotion of its spokesman, Ibikunle Daramola, and 106 other senior officers.
This was disclosed in a statement issued on Friday by the Acting Deputy Director, Public Relations and Information, Wing Commander Bassey Okon.
16 Air Commodores were promoted to the rank of Air Vice Marshal (AVM), 31 Group Captains promoted to the rank of Air Commodore, 27 Wing Commanders promoted to the rank of Group Captain and 33 Squadron Leaders promoted to the rank of Wing Commanders.
Besides the spokesman, the Managing Director NAF Holdings, Uchechi Nwagwu and Kurotimi Obidake were also promoted.
Others promoted to the rank of AVM include Air Commodores Abraham Adole, Tajudeen Yusuf, Sani Rabe, Nanjul Kumzhi, Kabiru Aliyu, Akanbi Salami, Kabir Umar, Barisi Keenam, Sunday Ogba, Abiola Amodu, Pam Chollom, Mfon Ekpoh and Garba Abubakar.
Among those promoted from the rank of Group Captain to Air Commodore are Garba Jibia, Adebayo Bamidele, Christopher Akpa, Ekele Odekina, Emmanuel Iduh, Sylvester Eyoma, Sampson Eyekosi, Osichinaka Ubadike, Patrick Edem, Garuba Bello, Mukhtar Umar, Olujames Salami, Nosiru Folaji, and Emmanuel Ukpong. Others promoted to the rank of Air Cdre include David Dickson, Celestine Akubue, Tiyanu Kamla, Yayirus Lapips, Zakari Dangaji, Musa Abdullahi, Francis Ankeli, Abdullahi Madaki, Ugochukwu Ariahu, Mada Yushau, Ekongubong Akpabio, Isaiah Taiwo, Ali Tanko, Babatunde Bolarinwa, Ayodele Famuyiwa, Gbolahan Oremosu, and Ikechukwu Ogbodo.
Meanwhile, the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has congratulated the newly promoted senior officers, urging them to see the elevation as motivation to re-dedicate themselves towards more effective and efficient service delivery.
The newly-promoted senior officers would be decorated with their new ranks at a later date.
Source: Channels Tv