The Nigerian Army Council has promoted a total of 47 Brigadier Generals to Major Generals.
75 Colonels were also promoted to the rank of Brigadier General.
Their promotion is coming after 113 generals retired on Wednesday, Dec. 20.
A statement by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, said the council approved the promotions of the senior officers on Thursday, Dec. 31.
He noted that the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja, urged them to redouble their efforts to justify their elevation and the confidence reposed in them.