Godwin Osagie Abbe Biography: Godwin Osagie Abbe is a retired Nigerian Army Major General, born on 10th January 1949.
Godwin is a graduate of the United States Army Infantry School Fort Benning, Georgia, Ghana Armed Forces Staff College and the National Institute for Policy and Strategic studies, Kuru. He is also earned a Postgraduate Diploma in International Relations from Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife.
Godwin Abbe joined the military in 1967 as a private, was commissioned second Lieutenant in July 1968, and was promoted Colonel in 1986. He served as the Nigerian Minister of Interior from 2007 to 2009 and Defence Minister of Nigeria from 2009 to 2010.
After leaving the army, Godwin Abbe joined People’s Democratic Party in 1999, and became chairman of the party in Edo State.