By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
A change of baton has occurred at the headquarters of the 81 Division of the Nigeria Army in Lagos following the assumption of office by Maj. Gen. MT Usman.
He took over the leadership of the Division from Major General Ajunwa deployed as the Director General, Nigeria Army Heritage and Future Centre,
In his maiden address, the new GOC emphasised the importance and need for continued cooperation and loyalty among troops.
Maj.Gen. Usman, who is the 24th GOC of the Division, also acknowledged and lauded the achievements of his predecessor, just as he wished him well in his newly assigned post.
In addition, the GOC pledged to work diligently to justify the confidence reposed in him by the Chief of Army Staff.
Speaking earlier, the outgoing GOC appreciated the troops of the Division for their commitment and efforts at all times.
He charged them to remain disciplined, loyal and support the new GOC,
Major Gen. Ajunwa appreciated the COAS Major General T.A Lagbaja for the opportunity given him to serve as GOC 81 Div.
Major highlights of the ceremony which took place at the Division’s headquarters Victoria Island, Lagos, include valedictory address to officers and soldiers, endorsement of handing and taking over notes, decoration of incoming GOC with insignia, lowering and hosting of the old and new flags respectively, signifying the end of an era and the beginning of a new one.