Maj Gen Ibrahim Sallau Ali takes over as GOC 3 division NA

The newly appointed General Officer Commanding (GOC)  3 Division Nigerian Army, Major General Ibrahim Sallau Ali on Monday 12 July 2021 assumed command in a ceremony held at the Division’s Headquarters in Jos. 

Speaking at the handing and taking over ceremony, Major General Ali thanked Almighty God for making the day a reality. 

He also thanked the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Farouk Yahaya for the confidence reposed in him to command the Division. 

Major General Ibrahim Sallau Ali urged senior officers at the event to work as a team, imbibe positive attitude to work, demonstrate professionalism in the discharge of their duties. 

According to the new GOC, that is the only way to ensure success and move the Division to greater heights. 

Earlier in his farewell remarks, the immediate past Acting GOC, Brigadier General Bello Abdullahi Muhammad thanked God for granting him successful tenure of office. 

He equally expressed his appreciation to the Chief of Army Staff for giving him the opportunity to lead the Division. 

He urged the senior officers to extend the support given to him to the new GOC. 

The event featured presentation of handing and taking over notes, decoration of the new GOC with the Division’s insignia as well as presentation of the command flag. 

There was also the lowering and hoisting of command flags at the Quarter Guard. 

The ceremony was witnessed by commanders, commanding officers and principal staff officers. 

Major General Ibrahim Sallau Ali becomes the 41st GOC 3 Division Nigerian Army. 

He is expected to double as the Commander Operation Safe Haven. 
Until his appointment as the GOC, he was the Director of Policy at the Army Headquarters Department of Policy and Plans.


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