The Nigerian Army has appointed Brigadier General Mohammed M. Yerima as its new Director of Public Relations, replacing Brig.-Gen. Saghir Musa.
Until his appointment, Brigadier Yerima was Deputy Director of Reserve Defence Headquarters. appointment.
He is a member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, NIPR, and African Public Relations Association, APRA.
A graduate of political science from Ahmadu Bello University, Yerima enrolled into the Nigerian Army in October 1989 and commissioned into the corps of Army Public Relations. He had served in various military formations.
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 Defence Academy 1996-2000, Military Spokesperson United Nation Mission in Siera Leone 2000-2002, PRO to Chief of Army Staff 2003, PRO Chief of Defence 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 Defence 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)