New Nigerian army spokesman takes over directorate of public relations


By Dauda R Pam, Maiduguri

A new Director has been appointed for the Directorate of Army Public Relations.

He is Brig Gen Mohammed Yerima who until his appointment was the Deputy Director Reserve at the Defence Headquarters Abuja.

He takes over from Brigadier General Sagir Musa who has been redeployed to  NATRAC . 
Speaking during the handing and taking over ceremony held at the Army Headquarters, Abuja,  Gen Yerima  thanked the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Major General Ibrahim Attahiru for finding him  worthy to be appointed the Army spokesman.

He noted that the period of Information Communication Technology (ICT) has made it easier for speedy dissemination of information to the general public.
Gen Yerima pledged to evolve measures and potent ways that would improve and strengthen the already existing relationship between the Nigerian Army and the media with a view to consolidate on the gains in the  ongoing war against insurgency and terrorism in the country. 
In his valedictory speech, the outgone Director, Brigadier Gen Sagir Musa congratulated Brig General Mohammed Yerima on  his well deserved appointment and wished him a successful tour of duty. 
The event which  witnessed the signing of handing and taking over notes,  presentation of  DAPR flag to new  Director and his subsequent decoration with Directorates insignia.

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