The Nigerian Army has appointed Brigadier-General Mohammed Yerima as the new public relations officer.
Yerima, who has once served as Director Defence Information takes over from Sagir Musa who has been redeployed is expected to officially take over office tomorrow, Wednesday.
Yerima was enlisted into the Nigerian army in October 1989 and has served in various military formations. He was ADC to Commander TRADOC, Major General Ishola William between 1990-1993, Public Relations Officer NAOWA in the Office of Chief of Army Staff 1994, Spokesperson 81 Division of the Nigerian Army 1995-1996, PRO Nigerian Defence Academy 1996-2000, Military Spokesperson United Nation Mission in Siera Leone 2000-2002, PRO to Chief of Army Staff 2003, PRO Chief of Defence Staff 2005, Deputy Director Public Relation 1 of Nigerian Army 2008 (Chief of Staff and Coordinator at Directorate of Army Public Relations 2007-2009 and Director Defence Information from 2009 to 2013.
He was also Deputy Director Production TRADOC 2013-2017 as well as Deputy Director Reserve Defence Headquarters before his current appointment.
A member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) as well as African Public Relations Association (APRA) and Fellow of West Africa Society for Administration and Communication, Brigadier Yerima was Chairman of Media and Information Committee on Emergency Management (MICEM)
The new Army Spokesperson was a participant at Senior Strategic Media Operation programme at Reach Cambridge and at Kofi Annan Centre, Ghana. He also attended Senior Leadership Course at the Sheringham United Kingdom and undertook a US-Embassy funded Media tour of Africom in Stuttgart Germany.