The Chief of Army Staff, Maj.-Gen. Farouk Yahaya, on Thursday, approved the appointment of Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu as the Director of Army Public Relations.

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

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

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

The new army 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.

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He also has a post-graduate diploma in Advertising and Public Relations from the International Institute of Journalism, Abuja.

Gen. Nwachukwu was also an Assistant Director Defence Information (NA), DHQ, Chief of Staff Headquarters Directorate of Army Public Relations and Public Relations Officer, NDA.

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