Brigadier General Mohammed M. Yerima has been selected as the new Spokesperson of the Nigerian Army.
An individual from the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) and African Public Relations Association (APRA), Brigadier Yerima was Deputy Director Reserve Defense Headquarters before his new arrangement.
He replaces Brigadier General Sagir Musa who has filled in as the Army’s Spokesperson in the previous two years.
Yerima’s arrangement is among the principal arrangements endorsed by the new Chief of Army Staff, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru.
An alum of political theory from Ahmadu Bello University, Yerima enlisted into the Nigerian Army in October 1989 and authorized into the corps of Army Public Relations and had served in different military arrangements.
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 Defense Academy 1996-2000, Military Spokesperson United Nation Mission in Siera Leone 2000-2002, PRO to Chief of Army Staff 2003, PRO Chief of Defense Staff 2005, Deputy Director Public Relation 1 Division of Nigerian Army 2008, Chief of Staff and Coordinator at Directorate of Army Public Relations 2007-2009, Director Defense Information in 2009 to 2013 and later Deputy Director Production at TRADOC Minna 2013-2017.
A Fellow of West Africa Society for Administration and Communication and was onetime Chairman of Media and Information Committee on Emergency Management (MICEM). The new Army Spokesperson was a member at Senior Strategic Media Operation program at Reach Cambridge and at Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Center, Ghana.
He additionally went to Senior Leadership Course at the Sheringham United Kingdom and attempted a US-Embassy financed Media visit through Africom in Studgarf Germany