Army Chief Joins Troops on the Front line for Xmas
In appreciation and recognition of their selfless services to Nigeria especially on the war on terror in the North-East Theatre of Operation, (Operation LAFYA DOLE), the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen TY Buratai had a Special Christmas Luncheon with troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE (OPLD) at the Nigerian Army Special Forces School, Buni -Yadi, Yobe State on Friday 25 December 2020.
The Deputy Governor of Yobe State, Alhaji Idi Barde Gubana, represented the Special Guest of Honour the Executive Governor of Yobe State Honourable Mai Mala Buni at the occasion.
The Speaker of the State’s House of Assembly, some members of the House of Assembly, Honourable Commissioners and Special Advisers accompanied the Deputy Governor at the event.
Meanwhile, General Buratai used the occasion to send his goodwill message to officers and soldiers of Operation Lafiya DOLE.
The Army Chief pointed out that despite the challenges arising from COVID 19 pandemic, the Nigerian army quickly adapted to the COVID 19 restrictions and developed capacities which kept personnel actively engaged in counter-insurgency and other military operations across the country.
He expressed the gratitude of all personnel of the Nigerian Army to the president and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari, members of the Federal Executive Council and the National Assembly for their support to the Nigerian Army in the successful discharge of its constitutional responsibilities.
While assuring troops that he remains committed to ensuring that training, capacity building and improvement in their welfare will continue to be accorded highest priority, Lt. General Buratai urged them to continue to demonstrate unalloyed loyalty to the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria and to remain apolitical while ensuring the sustenance of democracy.
Maj Gen NE Angbazo – Chief of Training and Operations of the Nigerian Army, some Corps Commanders, Theatre Commander Operation LAFIYA DOLE (OPLD), Commander Sector 2 OPLD and Commandant Nigerian Army Special Forces School Buni-Yadi were among the senior officers in attendance.