Director Army Public Relations
A new Director, Army Public Relations has been appointed. He is Brigadier General Texas Jude Eze Chukwu. He was born on 24th December 1970 in Makurdi, Benue State. He hails from Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State. He was commissioned into the Nigerian Army on 5th June 1992 and posted to the Directorate of Army Public Relations.
Brigadier General Chukwu attended Government Primary School Afikpo formerly in Imo State now Ebonyi State. He attended before St Vincent’s Secondary School, Agbogugu in Enugu State and later proceeded to Plateau School of Accountancy and Management Studies as well as Lagos State University Ojo Badagry Road Lagos State.
He holds Professional Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management, Professional Higher Diploma in Public Relations, Higher National Diploma in Mass Communication and Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and International Studies. The DAPR has attended several military courses at home and abroad. Some of the courses include Young Officers Course, Infantry, Airborne Course, Advance Range Management Course, Junior and Senior Command Staff Course and Military Observer Course, Kenya, among others.
The senior officer has held several Instructional, Command and Staff appointments in the course of his career. Some of the appointments include Battalion Second- in- Command, Officer Commanding, Military Public Information Officer, Staff Officer Grade1 Administration, Assistant Director Army Public Relations, Assistant Director Defence Information (Army), Staff Officer Grade 1, Research, Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Executive Director Corporate Affairs Nigerian Army Welfare/Guaranteed as well as Commandant, Nigerian Army School of Public Relation and Information.
Brigadier General Chukwu is a recipient of many Honours and Awards. These includes Forces Service Star, Meritorious Service Star, United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone Medal and Pass Staff Course. He is a Member of the prestigious Nigerian Institute of Public Relations.