Metro Nigeria Army Promotes 27 to Major-general, Woman makes List

The Nigerian Army has elevated 27 Brigadiers-General to the rank of Majors-General. Among them is Major-General Aderonke Kale (rtd),Nigeria's first female two-star general and second woman in Nigeria to attain the major-general rank.

Others promoted are Brigadier General S. Yusuf, A. O. Okoh, E. J. Atewe, P. A. T. Akem, C. O. Okoro, Y. M. Abubakar, M. A. Alkali, S. J. Davies, F. O. Alli, A. Mohammed, A. Oyebade, I. I. Abbah, N. O. Amerie, J. G. S. Hamakim, R. N. Nkado, S. A. Adebayo, A. C. Olukolade, J. N. Nimyel, L. K. J. Ogunewe, S. N. Muazu, L. W. Wiwa, A. B. Abubakar, A. O. Edokpayi, T. C. Ude, A. A. Salihu and O. E. Ekanem.

According to the army, the promotions are in line with sections 10 (1) and 11 (b) of the Armed Forces Act, Cap A20, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.