The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General TY Buratai, has approved the special promotion of 6,199 soldiers serving in Operation Lafiya Dole to various ranks between Lance Corporals to Warrant Officers in the Nigerian Army.
Army Spokesman,Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman said Buratai approved the promotions
Tuesday 25th July 2017,
He gave the breakdown of the beneficiaries of the special promotion are as follows: 329Staff Sergeants – Warrant Officers;371Sergeants – Staff Sergeants ; 707Corporals – Sergeants ; 1,290Lance Corporals – Corporals and 3,502.Privates – Lance Corporals, making a of 6,199.
The COAS congratulated the beneficiaries and urged them to increase the tempo of the ongoing clearance operations of the Boko Haram terrorists in the North East.