Full List: Navy Shake-up Affects Four Akwa Ibom Admirals, Others, Photos
The recent shake-up by the Nigerian Navy has affected four Akwa Ibom-born Rear Admirals, two-star generals.
The shake-up was announced last Saturday.
Two of the Admirals from the state were redeployed while one was reappointed.
Another appeared to have retired voluntarily.
Rear Admiral Okon Edet Eyo, from Akai-Udo Ebughu in Mbo Local Government Area (LGA), was redeployed from his previous position of Director of Policy at Naval Headquarters, Abuja, to the position of Director of Training at Defence Headquarters, Abuja.
Similarly, Rear Admiral Uduak Asuquo Ibanga, from Ikot Ekan in Etinan LGA, was moved from the position of Commander of NNS Wey, Navy Town, Ojo, Lagos, to the position of Director of Project Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation at Naval Headquarters.
However, Rear Admiral Joseph Akpan, from Idikpa Nsit in Nsit Atai LGA, was reappointed Director of Personnel Release at Naval Headquarters.
The most senior of the four, Rear Admiral Michael Etok Ebe, from Ikot Obong Edong in Ikot Ekpene LGA, may have retired voluntarily from the Navy.
Ebe has been replaced as the Chief of Logistics at Naval Headquarters without being redeployed, suggesting that he has retired.
He did not respond to several telephone calls for a confirmation of his retirement.
A statement signed by the Navy Director of Information, Commodore Suleiman Dahun, said the shake-up involved the redeployment and posting of 257 senior officers including 60 Rear Admirals, 123 Commodores and 74 Captains.
Dabun said the shake-up was approved by the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo, and that it was a sequel to the appointment of new service chiefs.