Welcome to the ARMY PERSONNEL PAY OFFICE


INTRODUCTION


Army Personnel Pay Office (APPO) is one of the major units of the Nigerian Army Finance Corps (NAFC) saddled with the responsibility of paying the salaries and allowances of the Nigerian Army officers and warrant officers. It is divided into Officers Pay Department and Warrant Officers Pay Department. On commission or promotion, officers and warrant officers are to select ... bank of their choice and forward their particulars to APPO for documentation.

HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT


The head of Nigerian Army Personnel Pay Office is designated as the Director of Army Personnel Pay Office (DAPPO) in the rank of a Brigadier General. Funds are released to him from NAFC for the payment of monthly emolument of the Nigerian Army officers and warrant officers. In addition to the payment of personnel emoluments, he is ... empowered to calculate all the outstanding loans and advances against any officer going on retirement. He recovers loans and advances granted officers and warrant officers. Army Personnel Pay Office equally deducts at source PAYE tax from officers’ salaries and remits same to Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) monthly. It liaises with the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) for the issue of Tax Clearance Certificate for officers. It should be noted that soldiers pay is not subjected to tax by law, only officers pay tax.

CHRONOLOGY OF COMMAND

S/N
NAME
YEAR
1
Maj PO Shokanlu (N/2508)
FEB 74 – JULY 75
2
Maj KS Fidelis (N/1289)
Maj KS Fidelis (N/1289)

DEPUTY DIRECTOR NAOPO
3
Maj K Fidelis (N/1289)
SEP 77 – NOV 79
4
Maj IO Adebunmi (N/2514)
NOV 79 – AUG 00
5
Maj FO Kusimo (N/2507)
SEP 80 – FEB 81
6
Lt Col LO Okokon (N/877)
FEB 81 – JUN 81
7
Maj IO Okelola (N/2511)
JUN 81 – JUL 81
8
Maj BA Jaiyeola (N/1480)
JUL 81 – JAN 82
9
Lt Col LO Okokon (N/877)
JAN 82 – JUL 83
10
Lt Col BA Jaiyeola (N/1480)
AUG 83 – OCT 83
11
Maj MA Jimoh (N/2513)
OCT 83 – JUN 84
12
Maj DO Somefun (N/2525)
JUN 84 – OCT 84
13
Maj OB Adoga (N/3109)
OCT 84 – JUN 87
14
Maj SA Awosanya (N/3105)
JUN 87 – DEC 87
15
Lt Col SA Awosanya (N/3105)
DEC 87 – JAN 89
16
Lt Col H Aduku (N/1304)
JAN 89 – JAN 91


DEPUTY DIRECTOR NAPPO (DDNAPPO)
17
Col FO Kusimo (N/2507)
JUN 08 – FEB 09
18
Col AI Fayemiwo (N/1291)
OCT 91 – DEC 92
19
Lt Col LO John-Odo (N/3153)
MAR 93 – DEC 93
20
Col EO Onwudiwe (N/2524)
DEC 93 – JAN 95
21
Lt Col GF Moritiwon (N/3107)
MAR 95 – JAN 96
22
Col GF Moritiwon (N/3107)
JAN 96 – JUN 96
23
Col SA Awosanya (N/3105)
JUN 96 – JAN 98
24
Brig Gen SA Awosanya (N/3105)
JAN 98 – JUN 98
25
Lt Col M Aminun-Kano (N/6422)
JUL 98 – SEP 98
26
Col M Aminun-Kano (N/6422)
SEP 98 – AUG 00
27
Col JO Lartey (N/6189)
SEP 00 – MAY 02
28
Col PA Toun (N/3353)
MAY 02 – AUG 02
29
Col O Nikoro (N/5490)
AUG 02 – JUN 03
30
Col NE Ekwale (N/6030)
JUN 03 – AUG 04
31
Col JO Lartey (N/6189)
AUG 04 – DEC 04
32
Brig Gen JO Lartey (N/6189)
DEC 04 – APR 04
33
Col OD Falabi (N/7469)
APR 04 – FEB 06
34
Col FA Mohammed (N/7910)
FEB 06 – NOV 06
35
Col GE Mosugu (N/7053)
NOV 06 – JUN 07
36
Col FS Attahiru (N/7071)
JUN 07 – FEB 08
37
Lt Col CU Agulanna (N/9005)
FEB 08 – MAY 08
38
Lt Col BA Taiwo (N/8930)
MAY 08 – JUN 08


DEPUTY DIRECTOR APPO (DDAPPO)
1
Lt Col BA Taiwo (N/8930)
JUN 08 – FEB 09
2
Col JA Adejo (N/7546)
FEB 09 – JUL 09
3
Col MA Oladeji (N/7695)
AUG 09 – DEC 10
4
Col OR Akerele (N/9053)
APR 11 – SEP 11
5
Col CU Akagu (N/8884)
SEP 11 – MAR 12
6
Col AR Bakare (N/9210)
MAR 12 – SEP 12
7
Col AR Adejoro (N/8317)
SEP 12 – APR 14

DIRECTOR APPO (DAPPO)
1
Col AR Bakare (N/9210)
APR 14 – SEP 14
2
Brig Gen AR Bakare (N/9210)
SEP 14 – FEB 15
3
Col AO Sokeye (N/8961)
FEB 15 – OCT 15
4
Brig Gen AO Sokeye (N/8961)
OCT 15 – MAY 17
5
Brig Gen CU Agulanna (N/9005)
MAY 17 – SEP 17
6
Maj Gen CU Agulanna (N/9005)
SEP 17 – JAN 18
7
Brig Gen RN Ochei (N/9734)
JAN 18 – FEB 21
8
Brig Gen JD Ogbaje (N/8591)
FEB 21 – TILL DATE

PRINCIPAL OFFICERS

Brig Gen JD Ogbaje

BRIGADIER GENERAL JD OGBAJE

DIRECTOR

Brigadier General JD Ogbaje is the Director of Army Personnel Pay Office. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered...

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Brigadier General JD Ogbaje

Brigadier General JD Ogbaje, is the Director of Army Personnel Pay Office.

He is a Member/Fellow of various professional bodies amongst which are:

  • The Institute of Chartered Economists of Nigeria - Fellow.
  • Association of National Accountants of Nigeria.
  • The Chartered Institute of Taxation - Fellow.
  • Nigerian Institute of Management - Member.

  • He holds a Master of Degree in Business Administration (MBA).

John Doe

MAJOR I HARUNA

STAFF OFFICER II PAYMENTS

He holds a Higher National Diploma in Accounting. He is a Member of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria. He is also currently studying International Relations.

MAJOR I HARUNA

He holds a Higher National Diploma in Accounting. He is a Member of Association of National Accountants of Nigeria. He is also currently studying International Relations.

Mrs Chika Stella

Chiaka Stella

CHIEF ACCOUNTANT

She holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Accounting. She is a Member of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN).

Chiaka Stella

He holds a Higher National Diploma in Accounting. He is a Member of Association of National Accountants of Nigeria. He is also currently studying International Relations.

Major VO Abobare

STAFF SERGEANT DE UROUNAH

REGIMENTAL SERGEANT MAJOR

He holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Accounting. He holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA - Finance).