The Nigerian Army has appointed Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu as the new Spokesperson of the Service.

This is even as Major General C.G. Musa was also appointed as the new Theatre Commander of Operation Hadin Kai.

Until his current appointment Brigadier General Nwachukwu was the Acting Director Defence Information. He equally served as the Deputy Director Public Relations, Headquarters Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole, now Operation Hadin Kai.

Described as a seasoned and trained Public Relations Officer, the new Image Maker of the Nigerian Army is an alumnus of the University of Ibadan and a member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations.

He also holds a Masters Degree in International Affairs and Strategic Studies from the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) Post Graduate School Kaduna and a Post Graduate Diploma in Advertising and Public Relations from the International Institute of Journalism Abuja.

Since he was commissioned into the Nigerian Army (NA), Nwachukwu has also attended several military and professional courses as well as seminars within and outside the shores of Nigeria.

Some of these courses include; Deputy Spokesman/Media Operations Course at the Joint Information Activities Group, Royal Air force, Holton United Kingdom and Special Operations Command Course at the Shijiazhuang Military Academy, China.

He equally attended Strategic Communication Course at the Nigeria Army School of Public Relations and Information, Lagos and the Counter Terrorism Course, at the Infantry Corp Centre, Jaji,  Kaduna State.

The new Army Spokesperson has equally served in various Units and Commands within and outside the Nigerian Army.

Gen. Nwachukwu before now served as Assistant Director Defence Information (NA), at the DHQ, Chief of Staff Headquarters, Directorate of Army Public Relations and Public Relations Officer of Nigeria Defence Academy. In addition, he served as the Media Coordinator, Joint Task Force Operation Pulo Shield, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

He equally participated in the United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) as Military Spokesperson.

He is happily married with children and enjoys reading and travelling.

Meanwhile, Major General C.G. Musa has been appointed to take over as new Theatre Commander of Operation Hadin Kai following the appointment of Major General Faruk Yahaya, as the new Chief of Army Staff.

General Yahaya succeeded Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru who died in a plane crash in Kaduna.


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