Nigerian Army gets new spokesperson

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

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

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

He was the Deputy Director Public Relations, Headquarters Theatre Command Operation , Operation HADIN KAI.

The new army spokesperson is an alumnus the University Ibadan and holds a Masters Degree in Affairs and Strategic Studies from the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) Graduate School Kaduna.

He also has a -graduate diploma in Advertising and Public Relations from the 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 the country.

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

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