Posted by News Express | 4 December 2020 | 1,507 times
The Nigerian Army on Friday decorated 39 newly promoted Major Generals with their new ranks.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the decorated generals were among the 136 senior officers recently promoted to the rank of major general and brigadier general by the army authorities.
Among them are the Acting General Officer Commanding, 7 Division, Maiduguri, Maj.-Gen. Kalif Ibrahim and the Acting General Officer Commanding, 8 Division, Sokoto, Maj.-Gen. Aminu Bande.
Also decorated is the Acting Provost Marshal, Maj.-Gen. Hussain Ahmed.
While congratulating the newly decorated generals, the Minister of Defence, Retired Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi, urged them to hold their heads high and remain responsive in the discharge of the constitutional duties.
Magashi said the officers gained the promotion as reward for hard work, dedication and loyalty to the constituted authority.
He also urged them to see their new rank as a call to make more sacrifice in the defence of the country.
He said the Federal Government was committed to boosting the morale of the officers in terms of welfare and proper equipment.
“I urge you to justify the confidence reposed in you by working hard to rid the country of the prevailing security challenges,” he said.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, urged the new generals to do their best in protecting the country within the confines of the constitution and rules of engagement.
He said their promotion was well-deserved, while warning that the authority would not tolerate any form of indiscipline and disloyalty.
Buratai also warned them against hobnobbing with politicians and lobbying for appointments. (Daily Independent)
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