Usman Replaces Laleye As Army Spokesman


The authorities of the Nigerian Army have appointed the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations of the 7th Division, Maiduguri, Col. Sani Usman, as the new Director, Army Public Relations.

Usman replaces Brig.-Gen Olajide Laleye, who has been redeployed to the 4th Division, NA, Benin, as the Commander.

Laleye had, in the wake of the Muhammadu Buhari’s certificate saga, said the Army had the credentials of retired and serving Army officers, adding that any affected officer only needed to apply for it.

The authorities, however, made another pronouncement on Tuesday that the photocopies and originals of Buhari’s certificates were not with the Army.

The Government College (Provincial College), Katsina, where the former Head of State completed his secondary school education in 1961, had since issued and made public Buhari’s Cambridge/WASCE result to close the controversy surrounding the retired military officer’s secondary school certificate.