Use official Portrait of CoAS, Army Told Journalists

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Chief of Army Staff

The Nigerian Army noted with dismay the use of unofficial portrait of the Chief of Army Staff Lt. Gen. Faruk Yahaya.

This was disclosed today by Brig. General Onyema Nwachukwu, the Director of Army Public relations. 

“Following the appointment and subsequent decoration of the Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya, an official portrait was produced and disseminated to the media houses  via various social media platforms and forums.

“However, it has been observed with dismay that despite this, some media houses, defence correspondents and online media practitioners have persistently used the official portrait of the COAS  when he was still a Major General in various command appointments.

“In light of this, you are please requested to disregard all pictures of the COAS from his former Commands and use the approved official portrait attached below. All to please note and comply accordingly. Thank you for your usual cooperation.”