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1 Division Nigerian Army known, as "the first" is one of the Divisions established during the Nigerian civil war. The Division formerly known as the "First Infantry Division" was born out of the former " 1st Brigade" of the Nigerian Army which was later christened, " 1 Area Command". As result of the outbreak of the civil war in 1967 and considering the growth of the Nigerian Army due to challenges of the war, the nomenclature was changed from "1st Area Command " to "1 Infantry Division". This gave room for the expansion of operational responsibilities exness.
S/N
  Name Awards/Decorations Period of Command

1.

Col

M Shuwa

JSS

30 Aug 67-20 Sep 69

2.

Brig

ID Bisalla

Psc

24 Sep 69-14 Dec 73

3.

Brig

IB Haruna

JSS

15 Dec 73-31 Jul 75

4.

Maj Gen

IA Akinrinade

Psc

01 Aug 75-04 Jan 78

5.

Brig

DY Balli

Psc

05 Jan 78-01 Sep 78

6.

Brig

PA Eromobor

01 Sep 78-04 Sep 79

7.

Maj Gen

GA Innih

02 Oct 79-16 Apr 80

8.

Maj Gen

DN Jemibewon

JSS psc mni

09 Jan 80-01 Nov 81

9.

Maj Gen

AD Aduloju

FSS psc mni

01/11/ 81-29 Aug 83

10.

Maj Gen

HA Hananiya

FSS psc mni

30 Aug 83- 09 Jan 84

11.

Brig

JO Oni

FSS psc mni

09 Jan 84-16 Sep 85

12.

Maj Gen

PI Adomokhai

FSS psc mni

16 Sep 85-12 Oct 88

13.

Maj Gen

MS Sami

FSS psc mni

25 Oct 88-17 Jan 90

14.

Maj Gen

IOS Nwachukwu

GCMG psc mni LLD

17 Jan 90-03 Sep 90

15.

Maj Gen

AA Abubakar

FSS psc mni

03 Sep 90-01 Nov 91

16.

Brig Gen

AM Daku

FSS psc mni

25 Nov 91-18 Jan 93

17.

Brig Gen

JN Shagaya

FSS NSS psc rcds

18 Jan 93-20 Sep 93

18.

Brig Gen

MC Ali

GRG(H) FSS MSS psc (+) ndc Msc

20 Sep 93-06 Dec 93

19.

Brig Gen

AJ Kazir

FSS MSS psc (+) uswc

06 Dec 93-22 Sep 94

20.

Brig Gen

AA Abdullahi

DSS psc (+) rcds mni

22 Sep 94-22 Apr 96

21.

Brig Gen

MO Sule

DSS psc mni

22 Apr 96-01 Jul 96

22.

Maj Gen

MO Sule

DSS psc mni

01 Jul 96-16 Dec 96

23.

Maj Gen

AS Mukhtar

FSS MSS psc (+) LLB (Hons) BLmni

16 Dec 96-10 Jun 99

24.

Maj Gen

AO Ogomudia

DSS MSS Fss psc (+) fwc Msc Con

19 Jul 99-24 Apr 01

25.

Brig Gen

DRA Ndefo

FSS MSS DSS psc (+) fwc

30/05/ 01-29 Dec 01

26.

Maj Gen

DRA Ndefo

FSS MSS DSS psc (+) fwc

30 Dec 01-Aug 02

27.
Maj Gen SA Asemota

DSS psc (+) fwc MSc

Aug 02-7 Jan 05
28.
Maj Gen OA Azazi

DSS psc (+) fwc

17 Jan 05-09 Jul 06
29. Maj Gen LO Jokotola   10 Jul 06-Date
 
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Maj Gen LO Jokotola
 
 
 
 
 
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