The Nigerian Navy on Thursday in Lagos announced the promotion of 19 Commodores to the rank of Rear Admiral.
A statement signed by the Naval Spokesman, Commodore Kabiru Aliyu, and made available to newsmen, said that the Navy also promoted Captains, Commanders and Lieutenant Commanders.
"Apart from the 19 very senior officers, 93 officers of the rank of Captains, Commanders and Lieutenant Commanders were also elevated to the next rank," Aliyu said in the statement.
According to the statement, the 19 Commodores elevated to the rank of Rear Admiral include Commodores, Peter Agba, S. Alade, B. Egbedina, N. Agholor, P. Ozojiofor, A. Anyampele and L. Iwuoha.
Others include Commodores Harry Ngonadi, Henry Babalola, Emmanuel Ofik, H. Ogoigbe, Jonathan Ango, A. Oshinowo, the Commandant of the Nigerian Navy College, Onne, Commodore Osondu, Commodores A. Johnson and A. L Akintola.
Alyiu said that the navy elevated three medical officers to the rank of Rear Admiral.
He said that the newly promoted officers would be decorated in Abuja on a date to be announced, while the other officers would be decorated by their various administrative heads.