Gen. Yerima will take over from Brig. General Sagir Musa, who has served as the Army’s Spokesperson in the past two years.
Yerima’s deployment is among the first appointments approved by the new Chief of Army Staff, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru.
Before his appointment, Yerima who is a graduate of political science from Ahmadu Bello University, was the Deputy Director Reserve Defence Headquarters.
He enrolled into the Nigerian Army in October 1989 and commissioned into the corps of Army Public Relations and had served in various military formations.
The new Army Spokesperson, He hails from Bade Local Government Area of Yobe State, was a participant at Senior Strategic Media Operation programme at Reach Cambridge and at Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre, Ghana.
He also attended Senior Leadership Course at the Sheringham United Kingdom and undertook a US-Embassy funded Media tour of Africom in Studgarf Germany.
His appointment is coming two weeks after President Muhammadu Buhari sacked General Tukur Buratai and appointed Major-General Ibrahim Attahiru as the new army boss.
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