UPDATED: Nigerian Army Chief Receives African Leadership Award in South-Africa
The Chief of Army (COAS), Nigerian Army, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai has on Friday the 22nd of February 2019 added another feather to his well decorated cap as he was presented with African Leadership Award at the 7th Edition of the African Leadership Magazine Persons of the Year Award at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa.
According to the Selection Committee of the African Leadership Magazine Annual Award, the Chief of Army Staff was honoured with the prestigious and highly coveted award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to Africa’s security, economic growth and development.
They further noted that the commitment and examplary leadership exhibited by Lieutenant General TY Buratai as Chief of Army Staff of the Nigerian Army stood him out among African leaders that contributed to security on the continent.
General Buratai was honoured alongside other African business and political leaders from various countries of the continent.
The Chief of Army Staff was represented by the Chief of Civil-military Affairs (Army), Major General US Mohammed who made presentation on the activities of the Nigerian Army during the event.
During the presentation, Maj Gen Mohammed reiterated the Nigerian Army’s commitment in defending the territorial integrity of the country and enhancing excellent civil-military relationship in Nigeria.
Acting Director Army Public Relations
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In recognition of the immense role being played by the Nigerian Army in the fight against terrorism and insurgency, it has been invited to make presentation at the Exclusive Session of the 7th Edition of the African Leadership Magazine Persons of the Year taking place at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa from 22-23rd February 2019.
The session which focuses on Security would afford the Nigerian Army the rare opportunity to make a presentation before over 250 leading Chief Executive Officers, key Policymakers, businessmen and women and investors across the African continent and beyond.
This year’s event will revolve around three main issues on the African continent; Security, Investment and Job creation. Similarly, in a letter jointly signed by Ambassador Joe Beasley, the Chair of the African Leadership Magazine Advisory Board and the Publisher/Chief Executive Officer of African Leadership Magazine, Doctor Ken Giami, on behalf of the Selection Committee of the African Leadership Magazine, the Chief of Army Staff, Nigerian Army, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai will be given Special African Leadership Commendation Award for his efforts in safeguarding Nigeria’s territorial integrity, at the event.
The African Leadership Magazine’s Persons of the Year annual Award is given to those African leaders that distinguished themselves in the professional, business or administrative endeavours and blazed trail in the year under review. Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai will be presented with award alongside other african business and political leaders.
Other winners in different categories include, the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Doctor Abiy Ahmed Ali, Nigeria’s Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations, Amina Mohammed, the owner of Oriental Energy, Alhaji Muhammad Indimi, President of Tanzania, Mr John Pombe Magafuli, the Chairman of Heirs Holdings and renowned Philanthropist, Mr Tony Elumelu and Botswana’s Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry, Bogolo Joy Kenewendo.
Acting Director Army Public Relations
21 February 2019
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Report By: PRNigeria.com