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Nigerian Army | 81 Division

81 Div LogoHeadquarters 81 Division Nigerian Army is located in Lagos.  It was formed during the colonial era.  The Division which replaced the Lagos Garrison Command (LGC) came into being in 2000.  It is charged with the responsibility of securing its Area of Responsibility (AOR) covering Lagos and Ogun States of Nigeria which are economic nerve centres of the country and also ensuring that the borders located in its AOR are secured.  The division is a mechanized infantry with affiliated combat support and combat service support units.          

CHRONICLE OF COMMAND   | GOC 81 DIVISION

S/N Rank Name Awards/ Decoration Appt Period
1. Brig AK Adisa FSS psc mni Comd 13 Jan 92 - Oct 92
2. Brig Gen AK Adisa FSS psc mni Comd Oct 92 - 20 Sep 93
3. Brig Gen IR Bamaiyi FSS psc mni Comd 20 Sep 93 - 30 Dec 94
4. Maj Gen IR Bamaiyi FSS psc mni Comd 31 Dec 94 - 15 Apr 96
5. Brig Gen PN Aziza FSS DSS psc mni Comd 1 Jul 96 - 30 Jun 98
6. Maj Gen PN Aziza FSS DSS psc mni Comd 1 Jul 96 - 14 Jan 98
7. Maj Gen BS Magashi FSS MSS DSS psc mni Comd 14 Jan 98 - 4 Aug 98
8. Maj Gen SVL Malu DSS psc mni fwc Comd 4 Aug 98 - 19 Jul 99
9. Brig Gen GT Zidon FSS MSS psc Ndc OFR Comd 19 Jul 99 - 25 May 00
10. Brig Gen GT Zidon FSS MSS psc Ndc OFR GOC 28 May 00 - 12 Apr 01
11. Brig Gen TN Abdu MSS DSS psc Fwc Ndu GOC 13 Apr 01 - 2004
12. Maj Gen AA Mshelbwalla 2004 - 17 Jan 2005
13. Maj Gen S Iliya DSS psc Fwc GOC 17 Jan 2005 - March 06
14. Maj Gen JO Adesunloye DSS psc(+) fwc GOC March 2006 - 17 Sep 06
15. Maj Gen OA Ihejirika GOC 07 Jan 2007 - 2008
16. Maj Gen Eugene Nwanjuma 2008 – 2010
17. Maj Gen KTJ Minimah 2010 -2013
18. Maj Gen OA Umahi 2013 - 2014
19 Maj Gen TI Dibi 2014 -2015
20 Maj Gen IH Edet 2015 Till Date
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