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Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu Assumes Command As Director Army Public Relat by 33Solomonf(m): 6:40pm On Jun 16, 2021
BRIGADIER GENERAL ONYEMA NWACHUKWU ASSUMES COMMAND AS DIRECTOR ARMY PUBLIC RELATIONS

The recently appointed Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu has taken over command as the 23rd spokesperson for the Nigerian Army. He assumed command today 16 June 2021 in a colourful ceremony held at the Army Headquarters, Abuja. Until his appointment, he was the acting Director Defence Information (DDI) at the Defence Headquarters.

Speaking during the handing and taking over ceremony, Brigadier General Nwachukwu thanked the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Major General Faruk Yahaya for finding him worthy to be appointed the Army Spokesman. He congratulated the outgoing Director, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima for a successful tour of duty.

General Nwachukwu noted that the era of Information Communication Technology (ICT) has made it easier for speedy dissemination of information to the general public stressing that it has brought about additional challenges to information managers. He revealed that strengthening Military -Media relationship is his topmost priority, even as he extolled the media for supporting Nigerian Army Operations through balanced reportage. He further charged the media to remain committed in the discharge of their professional duties by adhering to the ethics of journalism.

He pledged to evolve measures and potent ways that could improve and strengthen the existing relationship between the Nigerian Army and the Media, with a view to consolidate on the gains already made in the ongoing war against insurgency, terrorism, banditry, Kidnapping and insurrection amongst other sundry crimes in the country. He added that the NA under the leadership of Major General Faruk Yahaya would continue to value the partnership and cooperation of the media and other institutions with mutual respect and cordiality.

Earlier in his valedictory speech, the immediate past Director Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima congratulated the Director on his appointment and wished him a successful tour of duty. He commended Officers, Soldiers and Civilian Staff of the Directorate for their loyalty, support and commitment. He further enjoined them to extend same to the new Army Spokesman. Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu was born on15 June 1968 in Ibadan but however, hails from Ndokwa West Local Government Area of Delta State. He is an alumnus of the University of Ibadan, holds a Masters Degree in International Affairs and Strategic Studies from the 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. He is a member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations. Since his commission into the Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Nwachukwu has attended several military and professional courses, as well as seminars within and outside the shores of Nigeria. These include; Deputy Spokesman/Media Operations Course at the Joint Information Activities Group, Royal Airforce, Halton United Kingdom and Special Operations Command Course at the Shijizhuang Military Academy, China. He has equally attended Strategic Communication Course at the Nigeria Army School of Public Relations and Information, Lagos and the Counter Terrorism Course, at the Infantry Corps Centre, Jaji, Kaduna State.

The new Army Spokesman has served in various Units and Commands within and outside the NA. He was Deputy Director Public Relations, Headquarters Theatre Command Operation LAFIYA DOLE and 8 Task Force Division, Assistant Director Defence Information (NA), at the DHQ, Chief of Staff Headquarters Directorate of Army Public Relations, and Public Relations Officer Nigerian Defence Academy(NDA). Additionally, he once served as the Media Coordinator, Joint Task Force Operation PULO SHIELD, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

The new Spokesman participated in the United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) as Military Public Information Officer. The handover ceremony was witnessed by Senior Officers and Staff of the Directorate of Army Public Relations, as well as the National President, Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), Mallam Mukhtar Sirajo, among several other dignitaries.

Highlights of the event were the signing of handing and taking over notes, presentation of the command flag and decoration of the new Director with insignia.

NASIRUDEEN ABDULLAHI
Colonel
For Director Army Public Relations
16 June 2021

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Re: Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu Assumes Command As Director Army Public Relat by Gentlerespect76: 7:06pm On Jun 16, 2021
Congratulations General Onyema, even though these aren't the best of times for an Igbo man to speak for the Nigerian Army.

May God give you wisdom.

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Re: Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu Assumes Command As Director Army Public Relat by Coldshisha: 7:13pm On Jun 16, 2021
cool


Very strategic move... Northerners are very smart


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Re: Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu Assumes Command As Director Army Public Relat by viyon02: 7:22pm On Jun 16, 2021
This dude should be careful, it was a planned strategy to send information to the East, the best way he can survive and handle that position is not to be toss around, i will advise him to stay away form bribery and then discharge his duty promptly.

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Re: Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu Assumes Command As Director Army Public Relat by OnionBandit(f): 7:26pm On Jun 16, 2021
. ? angry

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Re: Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu Assumes Command As Director Army Public Relat by Nobody: 8:45pm On Jun 16, 2021
Dot is gradually expanding
The circle is becoming a concentric circle.

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Re: Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu Assumes Command As Director Army Public Relat by Akwamkpuruamu: 8:46pm On Jun 16, 2021
They will always use a southerner as a mouthpiece to defend their evil acts of the fulani cowtocratic government

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Re: Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu Assumes Command As Director Army Public Relat by TimmyTen(m): 8:46pm On Jun 16, 2021
What a cheap strategy…..Very obvious. Use their person to speak to them indirectly. Use him as mouthpiece to dish out warnings to any tension in south east….Set up against his brothers …..Mtcheeeww

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Re: Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu Assumes Command As Director Army Public Relat by NwaNimo1(m): 8:46pm On Jun 16, 2021

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Re: Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu Assumes Command As Director Army Public Relat by Sabadon(m): 8:46pm On Jun 16, 2021
You see these northerners ehnnnn them sabi play politics, fear them e get why.....but we re not ignorant of their devices


Meanwhile congrats Nwachukwu, may you see the truth and say it the way it is without mincing words

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Re: Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu Assumes Command As Director Army Public Relat by shegzhkn: 8:46pm On Jun 16, 2021
Dude must have taken a crash course on propaganda and information distortion.

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Re: Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu Assumes Command As Director Army Public Relat by Militant30: 8:46pm On Jun 16, 2021
Ipob has been compensated

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Re: Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu Assumes Command As Director Army Public Relat by kennosklint(m): 8:46pm On Jun 16, 2021
speak for your people fight against those fighting your people don’t be an asslicker

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Re: Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu Assumes Command As Director Army Public Relat by ImmaculateJOE(m): 8:46pm On Jun 16, 2021
Gentlerespect76:
Congratulations General Onyema, even though these aren't the best of times for an Igbo man to speak for the Nigerian Army.

May God give you wisdom.
He should thread with caution

Any miss deed from him, Ndigbo will consider him as an efulefu.

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Re: Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu Assumes Command As Director Army Public Relat by bro4u: 8:47pm On Jun 16, 2021
Buhari is not aware of this appointment, him for no agree.

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Re: Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu Assumes Command As Director Army Public Relat by bigdammyj: 8:47pm On Jun 16, 2021
Noted
Re: Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu Assumes Command As Director Army Public Relat by iampeterben(m): 8:47pm On Jun 16, 2021
Congratulations to him and all the best I wish him in office.
Re: Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu Assumes Command As Director Army Public Relat by BuharisBoy: 8:47pm On Jun 16, 2021
Said baba
Re: Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu Assumes Command As Director Army Public Relat by Tapasco(m): 8:47pm On Jun 16, 2021
He is welcome
Re: Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu Assumes Command As Director Army Public Relat by nonut: 8:47pm On Jun 16, 2021
Always using Igbos as public relations officers.
Ndị Uchu!

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Re: Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu Assumes Command As Director Army Public Relat by zombieHUNTER: 8:48pm On Jun 16, 2021
Rubbish....

Buhari is a Terrorist

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Re: Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu Assumes Command As Director Army Public Relat by Firstorderwizard(m): 8:48pm On Jun 16, 2021
This will not change the fact that our gas reserves in Abia, Imo and Anambra is for development of Igboland alone.

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Re: Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu Assumes Command As Director Army Public Relat by Abbeyme: 8:48pm On Jun 16, 2021
Na wash

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Re: Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu Assumes Command As Director Army Public Relat by zombieHUNTER: 8:48pm On Jun 16, 2021
BuharisBoy:
Said baba

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Re: Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu Assumes Command As Director Army Public Relat by ArewaNightmare: 8:48pm On Jun 16, 2021
grin. Divide and Rule strategy , imagine they jumped Senior Generals from the south and made a junior COAS and turned back to make an IGBO MAN a spokesperson and public relations officer that'll be speaking to the people each time ARMY commits attrocities against the SOUTH ,pure example of setting him against his Brothers

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Re: Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu Assumes Command As Director Army Public Relat by 1Alex: 8:48pm On Jun 16, 2021
Lol
Re: Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu Assumes Command As Director Army Public Relat by Sammy07: 8:48pm On Jun 16, 2021
nonut:
Always using Igbos as public relations officers.
Ndị Uchu!

If he wasn't choose, you'll cry marginalization.

Lol, funny enough no Yoruba has every been COAS (1999 till date) but they didn't cry

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Re: Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu Assumes Command As Director Army Public Relat by weblord1900: 8:48pm On Jun 16, 2021
Who spokesperson for the Nigerian Army help..
Mtchewww

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Re: Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu Assumes Command As Director Army Public Relat by obyrich(m): 8:49pm On Jun 16, 2021
Both army and police spokesmen are Igbos. Congrats.

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