Major General Umaru Musa who was named the new General Officer Commanding (GOC) 81 Division recently has taken over the reign of command.

General  Musa who took over from Major General Lawrence Fejokwu  said he would work to ensure that peace is sustained in Lagos and Ogun States, which are the division’s area of responsibility.

General Musa spoke while taking over the rein of power at a brief ceremony in Lagos said: “I am aware that Lagos State is peaceful for now and I am prepared to ensure that this peace is improved upon and continued.”
General Musa who took over from Major General Lawrence Fejokwu said he would continue to build on the peaceful situation left by his predecessor.
Umaru, who was the former Director, Manpower and Planning, Army Headquarters, urged personnel to remain steadfast, dedicated and committed in the discharge of their duties, noting that he would work in line with the vision of the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya to have a professional army ready to accomplish assigned missions within a joint environment in defence of the country.
In his remarks, Fejokwu said that he believed Musa would begin to unload his plans for the division, which would manifest as time goes by.
“Challenging moments will always come in form of insecurity but I know that such moments will be nipped in the bud before it escalates further.
“I have advised him along those lines and as a seasoned infantry officer he will know how to go about it,” he said.
Fejokwu thanked the army chief for the opportunity given him to serve as GOC 81 Division, and also appreciated officers and soldiers for their support during his tenure.


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