The Nigerian Army has confirmed Sani Kukasheka Usman as substantive Director of the Nigerian Army Directorate of Public Relations.
Sani Usman, who was promoted to Brigadier-General on December 9, 2016, was appointed acting spokesperson on January 30, 2015, while he was Colonel.
He succeeded the then Brigadier-General Olajide Laleye, who was redeployed as Brigade Commander of 4th Army Brigade, Benin, Edo State.
Before his appointment as Acting Director, Sani Usman was deputy director, Army Public Relations, based at the Army’s 7th Division in Maiduguri, Borno State.
The officer was commissioned as Lieutenant into the Directorate of Army Public Relations (DAPR) in 1992, and has remained in the unit ever since.
Sani Usman attended Government Secondary School, Kafachan between 1977 and 1982.
He studied and obtained a Bachelors degree in Mass Communication from the bayero University, Kano, between 1987 and 1991.
Between 2010 and 2011, the officer was at the University of Peace, Costa Rica, for a masters degree in Media, Peace and Conflict Studies.
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