INNIH, Maj-Gen George Agbazika

retired army officer, industrialist, farmer, born September 25,1939, Agenebode, Etsako, Edo State; married Theodora Onoshiokue Emuekpere 1967, three sons, three daughters; Education: Catholic School, Akure, 1947- 51, Government School, Warri, 1952-53, Holy Cross Catholic School, Benin, 1954, Edo College, Benin City, 1955-60, School of Agriculture, Akure, 1961, Mans Officer Ca det School, Hans, England, 1962, Royal Mili taryAcademy, Sandhurst, England, 1962-64, Staff Col lege; Camberley, Surrey, England, 1972; Career: Appointed Platoon Com mander, 4 Infantry Battalion, Ibadan, 1964- 65; Second-in-Command, Alfa Company, 4 Battalion, Nigerian Army, Ibadan and later Chief Instructor, Military, Nigerian Military School, Zaria 1965-66; Deputy Military Sec retary, Supreme Headquarters, Lagos, 3rd Marine Commando, 1968-69; Colonel Gen eral Staff, 3rd Marine Commando, 1969: Bri gade Commander, 13 Infantry Brigade, 3 Marine Commando, 1969-70: Colonel Gen eral Staff, Operations and Training, 1971; Colonel General Staff, Infantry Division, Nigerian Army, 1972-73; Brigade Com mander, 5 Infantry Brigade, Onitsha, 1974- 75; appointed Military Governor, Midwest State (old Bendel), 1975-76; Military Gov ernor, Kwara State, 1976-78;Quarter Master General, Nigerian Army, 1978-79; General Officer Commanding, I Infantry Division, Ni gerian Army, 1979-80; Promotions, 2ndLieu tenant 1964, Lieutenant 1965, Captain 1966, Major 1968, LtColonel 1971,Colonel 1973, Brigadier 1976 and MajorGeneral 1979; re tired voluntarily from the Nigerian Army 1980; Chairman/Managing Director, Niger Valley Agro Industries Limited; Chairman, Tamsaks (Nigeria) Limited; Director, Technoexportstroy (Nigeria)Limited; Direc tor, Kamsag Wand MNigeria Limited; Di rector, Business Publications Limited; Di rector, Bendel Feed and Flour Mill Limited; Chairman, Assets Disposal Committee, Ni gerian Palm Produce Board; Chairman, Niger Delta Basin Development Authority; Chair man, Panel onSupport (Subsidy) Programme for Agriculture; one-time Chairman, Ameri can International Insurance Company (AIICO); Chairman, Etsako Local Govern ment Development Committee, 1986-87; Di rector, Bone Feeds Limited; member, Reorganision of the Nigerian Army Committee, 1915; Leader, Federal Government Ne gotiation Delegation to Israel for release of Colonel Gom who was taken prisoner as member ofthe United Nations Peace Keep ing-Force, 1979; 1st National Vice-President; Poultry Association ofNigeria (PAN); Chair man, Government Affairs, Poultry Associa tion of Nigeria; Patron/Promoter, Niger Val ley Babes Football Club, defunct Bendel State; member, Benin Club; member, Weppa Wanno Development Association (Non-Po litical); Patron, Etsako 81 Club; National Honour: Recipient, Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic, 1982; Forces Service Staff; Armed Forces Service Award; Honor ary Degree: Doctor of Law, University of Ilorin, Kwara State, 1998; Hobbies: golf, lawn tennis, reading, writing, biographies, music (classical), native, country, dancing, hunting, cricket, squash, horticulture, mov ies; Official Address: Niger Valley Agro In dustries Limited, 2 Edaiken Avenue, Off Air port Road, PMB 1620, Benin City, Edo State; Telephone: 052-245-143, 245-237; Home: Kitona Palace, 3 OyaideAvenue, Off Benoni Hospital Road, GRA, Benin City, Edo State; Telephone: 052-241-720.
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