The Nigeria Army has said that Lt Gen Lamidi Adeosun remains the chief
of Training and Operations at the Army Headquarters despite his
accelerated promotion by President Muhammadu Buhari.
spokesman, Col Sagir Musa, said in a statement that insinuations or
suggestions of his appointment as new chief of Army Staff is fake.
said: “Contrary to fake news going round insinuating or suggesting
appointment of Lieutenant General LO Adeosun as Chief of Army Staff of
the Nigerian Army, members of the public are hereby once again informed
that Lieutenant General LO Adeosun has just been given
special/accelerated promotion from Major General to Lieutenant General
and formally communicated to him by the Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen TY
“Lt Gen LO Adeosun is only granted special promotion by
the President, Commander -in – Chief, of the Armed Forces of the Federal
Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari for his extraordinary
feats, exemplary leadership, loyalty and uncommon commitment in the
counter insurgency operation in the North Eastern part of Nigeria.