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Profile Of The New Army Spokesperson, Brig-Gen Onyema Nwachukwu

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The new Army spokesperson, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu has resumed duties in Abuja at the Army Headquarters.

He resumed duties on Wednesday as the 23rd spokesperson for the Nigerian Army after a ceremony at the Army headquarters in Abuja, Naija News reports.

Below is the profile of the new Army spokesperson as contained in a statement released on the handing over ceremony.

Until his appointment, Nwachukwu was the acting Director Defence Information (DDI) at the Defence Headquarters.

Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu was born on15 June 1968 in Ibadan but however, hails from Ndokwa West Local Government Area of Delta State.

He is an alumnus of the University of Ibadan, holds a Masters Degree in International Affairs and Strategic Studies from the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) Post Graduate School, Kaduna.

He also has a Post Graduate Diploma in Advertising and Public Relations from the International Institute of Journalism Abuja.

He is a member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations.

Since his commission into the Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Nwachukwu has attended several military and professional courses, as well as seminars within and outside the shores of Nigeria.

These include; Deputy Spokesman/Media Operations Course at the Joint Information Activities Group, Royal Airforce, Halton United Kingdom and Special Operations Command Course at the Shijizhuang Military Academy, China. He has equally attended Strategic Communication Course at the Nigeria Army School of Public Relations and Information, Lagos and the Counter Terrorism Course, at the Infantry Corps Centre, Jaji, Kaduna State.

The new Army Spokesman has served in various Units and Commands within and outside the NA. He was Deputy Director Public Relations, Headquarters Theatre Command Operation LAFIYA DOLE and 8 Task Force Division, Assistant Director Defence Information (NA), at the DHQ, Chief of Staff Headquarters Directorate of Army Public Relations, and Public Relations Officer Nigerian Defence Academy(NDA). Additionally, he once served as the Media Coordinator, Joint Task Force Operation PULO SHIELD, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

The new Spokesman participated in the United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) as Military Public Information Officer.