By Alex Olise


The 82 Division, Nigerian Army, Enugu on Thursday emerged winner in the Inter-Formation Platoon Combat Swimming Championship hosted by the 81 Division in Lagos.

The closing ceremony was held at the Old Slave Village Lagoon side, Badagry after flagging off the Championship on Monday at the National Stadium Swimming pool, Surulere.

The keenly contested championship featured officers and soldiers drawn from seven 1 Division, Kaduna, 2 Division, Ibadan, 3 Division, Jos, 6 Division, Port-Harcourt, River state, 8 Division Sokoto, 81 Division, Lagos 82 Division, Enugu and Army Headquarters Garrison, Abuja.

The championship which was in two phases kicked off on November 27, 2022, at the National Stadium Surulere, Lagos.

During the final, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Faruk Yahaya was represented by Brigadier General O.E Fawole, the Acting Director of Physical Training, Nigerian Army.

Also, the General Officer Commanding, 81 Division Major General Obinna Ajunwa, was represented by Brigadier General M.B. Wabili.

Other dignitaries at the closing ceremony included the Atan Of Badagry who was represented by one of the Palace Chiefs, Tune Duro and other top Officers who came to represent all other security agencies.

The Chief of Army Staff reminded the Soldiers to use the experience gained from the championship to improve their fitness and always be ready to discharge their assignments effectively.

He assured that the Nigerian Army will ensure victory over all the enemies of the country. However, he thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for all the support he has given to the Nigerian Army since he assumed office as President of the country.

The Army Chief presented the winner’s trophy to the 82 Division who came first. Also, trophies were presented to the Second and Third positions – 1 Division, Kaduna, and 2 Division, Ibadan respectively.

However, the Wooden Stick Spoon was presented to 8 Division, Sokoto who came last in the competition four-day competition.



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