ABBE, Maj Gen Godwin Osagie (Rtd)

Born anuary 10, 1949

Benin City, Edo State




Gender: Male
Marital Status
  • Married
Name of Spouse ABBE, (Mrs) Eniye Patience
State of Origin: Edo State
Father's Name
Father's Status N/A
Mother's Name
Mother's Status N/A
Number of Male Children 6
Profession Military Officer , Administrator
Working Experience
Previous Appointments:

pro moted Lance Corporal, 1967 and became Lieu tenant, 1969; Battalion Commander, 1969-72; promoted Captain, 1971; Instructor (Company Officer), Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, 1974-76; promoted Major, 1975; Staff Officer Grade I, 2 Divisional Headquarters, NA, and Directing Staff, Senior Division, Command and Staff College, Jaji, 1979-80; First Nigerian Directing Staff on Secondment to Ghana Arm ed Forces Staff College, Teshie, 1980-82; promoted Lieutenant Colonel, 1983 and Colonel, 1986; was the Commander, 2nd Mechanised Division Garrison, Ibadan, up to 1988; ap pointed Military Governor, Akwa Ibom State,1988-1990; Passed Staff College (PSC); National Decoration: Forces Service Star (FSS) Medal, 1985; . He then became General Officer Commanding (GOC) 2 Division Nigerian Army; Commander, Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) and Commander, National War College. He retired in 1999 with the rank of Major General. Was appointed Minister of Interior on July 26, 2007; minister of Defence July 14, 2009 – 17 March 2010

United Baptist School, Benin City, 1953-60, Iguodala Secondary Modern School, Benin City, 1961, Kiriji Memorial College, Igbajo, Ifelodun, Oyo State, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife; enlisted in the Nigerian Army, July 1967, and attended various military courses, including Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, Air-Borne/Infantry Officer Advanced Course, US Army Infantry School, Fort- Benning, Georgia, USA, 1972-73, Ghana Armed Forces Staff College, Teshie, 1978-80

Former chairman, People’s Democratic Party, Edo State

Distinguished Service Star; Pass Staff College; National Institute.

Distinguished Service Star; Pass Staff College; National Institute.

squash, hunting, masonry

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