Welcome to 81 DIVISION FINANCE


INTRODUCTION


The Nigerian Army Finance Corps (NAFC) is a service support corps responsible for managing and administering the Nigerian Army (NA) financial resources. To effectively perform its roles, the NAFC has sub-units in line with the NA Order of Battle. Finance offices in various formations and units constitute the NAFC sub-units. Finance offices are located in all Divisions ... in the NA. 81 Division Finance is located in Bonny Cantonment, Victoria Island, Lagos.

HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT


The units started as Lagos Garrison Finance Office in 1970 and was commanded by Paymasters. It transformed into 4 Infantry Division Pay Office in 1975 and later to Army Headquarters (AHQ) Garrison Signal Pay Office in 1984. In 1988, the designation of Paymasters became Assistant Director Army Finance and Accounts (ADAFA) when the unit name changed to ... AHQ Garrison Pay Office. In 1992, AHQ Garrison moved to Abuja and Lagos Garrison Command (LGC) was formed in Lagos. AHQ Garrison Finance Office in Lagos also became LGC Finance Office in 1992. LGC transformed to 81 Division in 2000 and the unit name also became 81 Division Finance. The unit was administered by ADAFAs up to April 2008. With the implementation of the Continental General Staffing System (CGSS) by the NA and NAFC, ADAFA became Commander Division Finance and Accounts (CDFA) in May 2008. The core values of 81 Division Finance is to keep the dream of the CAB (A) alive by striving to positively project the image of NAFC by effectively performing its established roles. 81 Division Finance intends to be a shinning example in the realization of the CAB (A)’s vision. 81 Division Finance have gone through various stages of transformation from 1970 till date. It has the responsibilities of providing financial advice and support to 81 Division both in peace and war times. The unit has achieved a lot till date especially in the area of training, discipline and regimental activities.

CHRONOLOGY OF COMMAND

LGO PAYOFFICE

S/N
NAME
YEAR
1
MAJ FL ADEWUNMI(N/693)
MAY 69 – JUL 70
2
LT COL T OYEDELE (N/340)
JUL 70 – FEB 71
3
LT COL JT BENDEGA (N/530)
FEB 71 – MAY 74

4 INF DIV PAY OFFICE

4
LT COL CO ADEBIYI (N/532)
MAY 74 – SEP 75
5
MAJ GJB IKOIWAK (N/776)
SEP 75 – JUL 77
6
LT COL DE NEHIKARE (N/1911)
JUL 77 – AUG 79

AHQ GAR SIG PAY OFFICE

7
MAJ JJ URUBUSI (N/3131)
AUG 79 – MAR 84
8
LT COL FO KUSIMO (N/2T507)
MAR 84 – FEB 88

AHQ GAR PAY OFFICE

9
LT COL OB ADOGA (N/3109)
FEB 88 – DEC 89
10
LT COL VB WILLIAMS (N/1294)
DEC 89 – MAY 91
11
LT COL FA OGBEYI (N/3104)
MAY 91 – AUG 92
12
LT COL FE DAVID (N/5757)
AUG 92 – JAN 94
13
COL VD LOT (N/2517)
JAN 94 – JUL 94
14
MAJ M AMINU-KANO (N/6422)
JUL 94 – DEC 94
15
MAJ M AMINU-KANO (N/6422)
DEC 94 – JUN 98
16
LT COL PA TOUN (N/3353)
JUN 98 – AUG 98
17
LT COL AC MEZUE (N/5941)
AUG 98 – JUL 99
18
COL AC MEZUE (N/5941)
JUL 99 – SEP 00

81 DIVISION FINANCE OFFICE

19
COL AC MEZUE (N/9752)
SEP 00 – SEP 01
20
COL PA CLARK (N/6859)
SEP 01 – JUL 03
21
COL BVT KWAJI (N/6731)
JUL 03 – FEB 05
22
LT COL AR ADEJORO (N/8317)
FEB 05 – DEC 05
23
COL JA ADEJO (N/7546)
DEC 05 – FEB 06
24
COL BW UMOREN (N/7684)
EB 06 – FEB 07
25
LT COL AO ADETAYO (N/9066)
FEB 07 – FEB 08
26
LT COL MO IHANUWAEZE (N/9755)
FEB 08 – MAY 08
27
LT COL MO IHANUWAEZE (N/9775)
MAY 08 – MAY 11
28
COL KI YUSUF (N/9316)
MAY 11 – AUG 13
29
COL AR BAKARE (N/9201)
AUG 13 – APR 14
30
COL AA FAMEYIWO (N/9706)
APR 14 – JAN 15
31
COL JA FARANSA (N/9457)
JAN 15 – FEB 17
32
COL RN OCHEI (N/9734)
FEB 17 – SEP 17
33
BRIG GEN RN OCHEI (N/9734)
SEP 17 – JAN 18
34
COL IE ITUEN (N/9734)
JAN 18 – DEC 19
35
COL MS ADAMU (N/10342)
DEC 19 – FEB 20
36
COL AS MAIKANO (N/9523)
FEB 20 – TILL DATE

PRINCIPAL OFFICERS

Col AS Maikano

COLONEL MS MAIKANO

Acting Commander Division Finance And Accounts

Colonel Maikano is the Acting Commander Division Finance and Accounts of 81 Division Finance. He holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration. He has garnered... ...

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Colonel MS Maikano

Colonel Maikano is the Acting Commander Division Finance and Accounts of 81 Division Finance. He holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA).
He has garnered the Pass Staff Course (PSC) Decorations/Honours.
He is a Member/Fellow of various professional bodies amongst which are:

  • Association of National Accountants of Nigeria
  • The Chartered Institute of Cost and Management Accountants
  • The Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM).

John Doe

LIEUTENANT COLONEL
T CHUKWU

Assistant Director Finance And Accounts

Lieutenant Colonel Chukwu is the Assistant Director Finance And Accounts of 81 Division Finance. She holds a Masters...

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Lieutenant Colonel T Chukwu


Lieutenant Colonel Chukwu is the Assistant Director Finance And Accounts of 81 Division Finance. She holds a Masters Degrees of Science and Business Administration

Major Onodu

MAJOR JO ONODU

Staff Officer II Payments

He holds a Higher National Degree in Account. He is a Member and Fellow of the following professional bodies: Institute of Chartered Economists of Nigeria, Association of National Accountants...

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Major JO Onodu


He holds a Higher National Degree in Account.
He is a Member/Fellow of various professional bodies amongst which are:

  • The Institute of Chartered Economists of Nigeria.
  • Association of National Accountants of Nigeria.
  • Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply Management of Nigeria.

WO AA Akintola

WARRANT OFFICER
AA AKINTOLA

Corps Regimental Sergeant Major

He holds a Higher National Diploma in Accountancy. He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management and a Masters Degree in Criminology....

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Warrant Officer AA Akintola


He holds a Higher National Diploma in Accountancy. He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management and a Masters Degree in Criminology.
He is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).

John Doe

WARRANT OFFICER
LS ABIOLA

Chief Clerk

He holds a Higher National Diploma in Office Technology and Management. He has a Post Graduate Diploma in Management and a Masters Degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies.

Mrs Bamidele

MRS OY BAMIDELE-OYE

Internal Auditor

She holds a Higher National Diploma in Accounting. She is an Associate Member of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria.