Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Yerima has been appointed by the Nigerian Army as its Director of Public Relations.

Yerima, has taken over from Brig.-Gen. Saghir Musa, who has been redeployed to the Nigerian Army Training Centre, Kontagora in Niger State.

Before this development, Yerima, was until his appointment, the deputy director reserve at the Defence Headquarters, NAN reports.

On his academic profile, Army Headquarters stated disclosed that, Yerima is a graduate of Political Science from Ahmadu Bello University.

In October 1989 He enrolled in the Nigerian Army, and was commissioned into the Corps of Army Public Relations.

Yerima who was a one-time Acting Director Defence of Information, served in various military formations and units such as Aide De Camp to the Commander Training and Doctrine Command between 1990 and 1993.

Other positions held by Yerima are: Public Relations Officer for the Nigerian Army Officers wives Association, Office of Chief of Army Staff 1994; spokesperson, 81 Division from 1995 to1996 and PRO Nigerian Defence Academy 1996 to 2000, and military Spokesperson for the United Nations Mission in Siera Leone, 2000 to 2002; PRO to Chief of Army Staff, 2003 and PRO to Chief of Defence Staff, 2005.

The new army spokesperson was also Deputy DPR 1 Division Nigerian Army, 2008 as well as Chief of Staff and Coordinator at Directorate of Army Public Relations, 2007 to 2009.