A new director of Army Public Relations in the person of Onyema Nwachukwu has been appointed by the Chief of Army Staff, Farouk Yahaya.
According to insider sources, Nwachukwu will take over from Mohammed Yerima, who was appointed into the position in February 2021. Until his appointment, Mr Nwachukwu was the Acting Director of Defence Information, at the Defence Headquarters.
He was the deputy director of Public Relations, Headquarters Theatre Command Operation HADIN KAI formerly known as Operation LAFIYA DOLE.
The new army spokesperson is an alumnus of the University of Ibadan and 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 and has attended several military and professional courses as well as seminars within and outside the country.
From his wealth of experience and his educational qualifications plus the capacity with which he has served the army, he turns out to be the most qualified personnel for the job.