Nigerian Army gets new spokesperson



The Chief of Staff, Maj.-Gen. Farouk Yahaya, has approved the appointment of Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu as the Director of Public Relations, insider sources have disclosed.

Nwachukwu takes over from Brig.-Gen. Yerima, who assumed as spokesperson in February.


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Until his appointment, Gen. Nwachukwu the Acting Director of Defence Information, at the Defence Headquarters.

He the Deputy Director Public Relations, Headquarters Theatre Command Operation LAFIYA DOLE, now Operation HADIN KAI.

The new spokesperson is an alumnus of the University of Ibadan and 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 and has attended several military and professional courses as well as seminars within and outside the country.

Nwachukwu once served as the Media Coordinator, Joint Task Force Operation Pulo Shield.

He also Assistant Director Defence Information (NA), DHQ, Chief of Headquarters Directorate of Public Relations and Public Relations Officer, NDA.(NAN)