Major General Taoreed Lagbaja takes over command as GOC 1 Division; charges officers to brace up for challenges

The New General Officer Commanding 1 Division Nigerian Army, Kaduna, Major General Taoreed Abiodun Lagbaja on Monday assumed duty with a charge on personnel to brace up for the challenges ahead.

Gen Lagbaja stated this while addressing officers and men of the division shortly after taking over from his predecessor.

The GOC also solicited the support and understanding of critical stakeholders in rallying around formations and units of the division by providing necessary information that would aid troops in the conduct of their operations.

He commended the press for supporting the activities of the division and craved for continuous support towards ensuring more stability within the division’s area of responsibility.

Gen Lagbaja commended the former GOC for the services he rendered to the division and Kaduna State, and wished him success in his new assignment.

Earlier, the outgone GOC, Major General Kabir Mukhtar disclosed that the division under his watch has done its best towards tackling security challenges within the division’s area of responsibility.

He charged personnel to be more committed and re-dedicate their time and efforts to the execution of all assigned tasks.

Major General Mukhtar commended the Chief of Army Staff for giving him the opportunity to serve, and enjoined personnel to extend maximum co-operation to the new GOC.

Highlight of the event was the decoration of the new GOC with the division’s insignia, as well as presentation of the division’s flag to the new GOC.

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