Genaral Buratai to receive Meritorious Award

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Genaral Buratai to receive Meritorious Award

The award will be conferred on General Buratai at the Banquet Hall of the Merit House, Maitama Abuja and already various women associations in Borno and Yobe have indicated interest to attend the event so as to show their solidarity for the Army boss.

The Chief of Army Staff,Lt.General Tukur Yusuf Buratai will be receiving the prestigious Colin Powell Meritorious Award for Soldiering of the Decade  at the Northeast Star magazine Awards on December 22,2018.
“An online poll was conducted between the Chief of Army Staff,the Chief of Air Staff and two other nominees from September to November,2018.The Chief of Army Staff,Lt. General Buratai got 56.8% of the votes which signifies tremendous goodwill for him and the Nigerian Army.This award of recognition is given once in every ten years and it is very symbolic because the Boko Haram insurgency took a violent dimension around 2009 which means the insurgency is in its tenth landmark.I am of the firm belief that of all the Chiefs of Army Staff that the Nigerian Army has gotten from 2009 to date,General Buratai stands out as the eldorado,” said Mr.Simon Lazarus Balami, the Editor in Chief of the Northeast Star magazine
The award will be conferred on General Buratai at the Banquet Hall of the Merit House, Maitama Abuja and already various women associations in Borno and Yobe have indicated interest to attend the event so as to show their solidarity for the Army boss.
Geral Buratai assumed duty as Chief of Army Staff at a time when the morale of Army was down and Boko Haram insurgency was unleashing mayhem on Nigeria.He was able to reinvigorate the Army and rout Boko Haram insurgents within a year and the whole world attested to that. A senior counter terrorism expert said that it might be possible that foreign powers and international defense contractors who want to see that the $1 billion approved by President Muhammadu Buhari for the procurement of arms is quickly released are now funding and arming Boko Haram and ISWAP so that the Nigerian government will be forced to initiate the process of releasing the money which will eventually end up in their foreign firms.It might also be very possible that desperate politicians are aiding and collaborating with the insurgents to discredit the government since the defeat of Boko Haram was one of the cardinal achievements of the Buhari administration. General Buratai is worthy of this award  because he was able to revitalize the Army in 2015 to defeat Boko Haram with meager resources and reclaim Nigerian territories from their control.
A former minister of Water Resources and elder-statesman who spoke to this medium in confidence said that both the President and the Army are being sabotaged from fifth columnists within the system. “There is no way Buhari who served as GOC in Jos and drove out insurgents and mercenaries out of Borno until he crossed over to the Republic of Cameroon because of his absolute understanding that the duty of the Army is to safeguard lives and the territorial integrity of Nigerians will allow this Boko Haram to reinvent itself again.Something is wrong,” said the minister.
Already the Chief of Army Staff had given orders to Special Forces of Operation Lafiya Dole to be on the offensive. The President had also met with the President of Chad Republic who is a strategic ally in this fight so that insurgents will not continue to take advantage of the porous border between Nigerian and Chad.
According to the Chairman and Publisher of the Northeast Star magazine,the award consists of a medal,certificate of recognition,personalized roll up banner and a gold wrist watch.

 

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