Army Chief Bags Students Leadership Award
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Nigerian Army (NA), Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai has been awarded with SUG 2018 Leadership Award for being the Most Proactive COAS in Nigeria’s recent history. The award was given by the Students Union Government (SUG), Institute of Management and Technology (IMT) Enugu, in recognition of his uncommon commitment, loyalty and sacrifices to the nation.
Presenting the award on Wednesday the 14th of November 2018 to the COAS through the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 82 Division NA, Maj Gen Emmanuel Kabul on behalf of the Students of the Institute, the President of the union, Rt Comrade Monday Diamond described Lt Gen Buratai as a dispassionate and highly professional senior military officer working for the interests of Nigerians irrespective of religious, ethnic or political affiliation. He largely attributed the peace been enjoyed in the South East Zone to the concerted efforts of the security agencies, especially the NA under the dynamic, resourceful and purposeful leadership of the COAS.
According to him, “This award is devoid of tribal, religious or political undercurrent. It is hinged purely on duty, honour and service to our dear country Nigeria”. “The COAS General Buratai has so far exceptionally demonstrated these sterling qualities as a military leader in Nigeria, especially in the fight against terrorism and other assorted security threats across the Nation. “This award is simply to encourage him and the NA which he effectively commands to do more especially now that the 2019 general elections are by the corner”, he added.
Receiving the award on behalf of the COAS, the GOC 82 Division NA, thanked the Executive members of the SUG IMT for the unsoiled/spotless award, which he attributed/linked to the three key concepts of the COAS vision for the NA, – that of Proactiveness, Professionalism and working within the ambit of the Constitution of Nigeria. According to him, “the COAS has earned many local and international awards and honours based on his remarkable achievements and effectiveness in the command of the NA”. “This award is a further substantiation of the merits of the numerous award granted to the COAS by several local and International organizations for his purposeful leadership to the NA”. His vision is the driving force for the entire NA, and all of us (in uniform) here, get inspiration from the prolific and purposeful leadership of the COAS”, he further stated.
He assured the students and members of the public of the resolve of the NA represented by 82 Division to providing security in the South Eastern part of Nigeria. He urged the students’ Union leaders to lead their colleagues aright, shun cultism and create avenues for shaping fellow students and other Nigerians for productive future engagements for the benefits of the nation.
Deputy Director Army Public Relations 82 Division
UK SECRETARY OF STATE FOR DEFENCE VISITS THEATRE COMMAND … Assures of collaboration
The United Kingdom Secretary of State for Defence, Rt Hon. Garvin williamson has paid a visit to the Headquarters, Theatre Command Operation LAFIYA DOLE in Maiduguri.
Speaking during the visit, the Secretary of State commended the efforts of the troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE for providing security and a conducive atmosphere for the people of the North East Nigeria, United Nations Humanitarian Agencies and other civil organisations to carry out their activities.
He further stated that, the already existing collaboration between the Nigerian and United Kingdom militaries would be sustained adding that, aside providing Counter Improvised Explosive Devices training to troops in support of the operations, the United Kingdom will explore other areas of partnership with the Nigerian military.
Also speaking, the Chief of Training and Operations, ‘Army’ Major General Lamidi Adeosun lauded the supporting role of the UK Support and Liaison Team in the ongoing operations, noting that talks are at advance stage on setting up a Joint Planning Centre for Counter insurgency operations.
In his remarks, the Theatre Commander lauded the support of the British Liaison Support Team for their contribution in the fight against terrorism. He stated that, the Nigerian military remains highly professional in the discharge of its constitutional roles and in the conduct of Counter terrorism and Counter insurgency operations in the North East.
Present during the visit were some Principal Staff Officers of the theatre command.
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Report By: PRNigeria.com