Taoreed Abiodun Lagbaja is a Nigerian Army lieutenant general who is the Chief of Army Staff of Nigeria. He was appointed on 19 June 2023 by President Bola Tinubu to succeed Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya.
Lagbaja was born in a town called Ilobu of Irepodun present-day Osun State on 28 February 1968. He spent his early life in Osogbo.
He attended the prominent St Charles Grammar School and Local Authority Teachers College. He was admitted into the Nigerian Defence Academy in the year 1987 as a member of the 39th Regular Course. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant on 19 September 1992 into the Nigerian Infantry Corps. In 2001, Lagbaja obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Geography from the Nigerian Defence Academy. He studied Strategic Studies at the US Army War College at the Master’s level.
Lagbaja started his career as a second lieutenant and he is currently a lieutenant general, a rank he was promoted to in July 2023. He has held several positions in the Nigerian Army, including Commander of Headquarters 9 Brigade, Ikeja, Lagos State and Headquarters 2 Brigade, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. Before his new appointment, Lagbaja was General Officer Commanding Headquarters 82 Division from March 2021 to August 2022 and Headquarters 1 Division from August 2022 to June 2023. He has participated in several operations, including Operation HARMONY IV in Bakassi Peninsula; United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC); Operation ZAKI Internal Security Operation in Benue State; Operation LAFIYA DOLE; Operation MESA/Operation UDO KA – March 2021 – August 2022 – Internal Security Operation in South-east Nigeria (Anambra/Abia/Ebonyi/Enugu and Imo States); and Operation FOREST SANITY – Aug 2022 to 2023 – Internal Security Operation in Kaduna/Niger states.
Lagbaja has received several awards for his service in the Nigerian Army. However, there is no specific information on the awards he has received.
The latest news on Taoreed Lagbaja is that he has assumed command of the Nigerian Army as the 23rd army chief with a pledge to discharge responsibilities with fairness.
Taoreed Lagbaja is 55 years old.
Taoreed Lagbaja is married to Mariya Abiodun-Lagbaja.
Cars and Houses.
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Taoreed Lagbaja has an estimated net worth of “$2 million”.
FAQs on Taoreed Lagbaja.
What is Taoreed Lagbaja's current position?
He is the Chief of Army Staff of Nigeria.
How many siblings does Taoreed Lagbaja have?
There is no information on Taoreed Lagbaja’s siblings.
How many children does Taoreed Lagbaja have?
Taoreed Lagbaja has two children.
Who is Taoreed Lagbaja's predecessor?
Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya was Taoreed Lagbaja’s predecessor as Chief of Army Staff.
How long has Taoreed Lagbaja been in the army?
Taoreed Lagbaja has been in the Nigerian Army since 1987 (38 years).