Nine indigenes of Akwa Ibom State were among officers of the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) promoted to the ranks of two-star general and one-star general on Thursday, last week.
A total of 39 Nigerian Army officers were promoted to the two-star general rank of Major General while 97 others were elevated into the general cadre as Brigadier Generals, one-star generals.
The Nigerian Navy got 19 new Rear Admirals, two-star generals, while 24 officers were promoted to the one-star general rank of Commodore. Sixteen Air Force officers were promoted to the two-star general rank of Air Vice Marshal and 31 others became Air Commodores, one-star generals.
All promotions were announced in separate statements by the Army, Navy and Air Force. The statements said the promotions were approved, respectively, by the Army Council, the Navy Council and the Air Force Council.