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Buratai receives top award over ‘sophisticated’ Army reforms

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By Lawrence Audu

A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Organisation of Environmental Agric and Health Development (OEAHD), has asserted that the reform agenda championed for the Nigerian Army, by the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, is already paying off.

The Founder and President, of the organisation, Mrs. Tabitha Isechap Nzuta gave the commendation when her organisation visited the Army chief at the Army Headquarters in Abuja.

“Sir, your reforms in the Nigerian Army, sophisticated strategy, motivation to our troops, rapid deployment of equipment and the vigour with which you are pursuing the task of fighting insurgency and several other crimes across the country, is yielding positive results,” she said.

She noted that prior to Lt. Gen. Buratai’s assumption of office as COAS, issues of insecurity, banditry and terrorism were quite widespread and alarming, particularly in northern Nigeria and in a few other locations in the country.

But according to her, Buratai’s assumption of office has since changed the narrative, as large swaths of areas that were once taken over by these bandits and insurgents have been recaptured.

The NGO, also presented the “Grand Achiever Award” (GAA) to Buratai at the occasion.

The OEAHD founder, disclosed that the GAA presentation to the Army Chief is one sincere gesture aimed at encouraging the COAS, and his soldiers for putting their lives at risk, in other for Nigeria to be safe and secure.

“In truth, there is no nation today in the world that is 100 percent free of conflicts, insecurity, cross – border banditry, and terrorism.

“But how the military and security institutions tackle these menace is what matters. In these areas, we can confidently say you have done very well, and you are doing great,” Mrs Nzuta told Buratai.

She appealed to the Nigerian Senate and House of Representatives to support and increase funding to the Army in order to procure higher-tech security equipment, and also improving the welfare of soldiers.

Lt. Gen. Buratai applauded the NGO’s founder and officials for the courtesy call, assuring them that he remains committed to building a professionally-responsive Nigerian Army, in the discharge of its duties and core responsibilities.

The Chief of Army Staff was represented at the occasion by the Chief of Policy and Plans of the NA Lt Gen Lamidi Adeosun who appreciated OEAHD for championing the issues of maternal and child healthcare, youth and women empowerment, Girl – Child education, and the fight against drugs and substance abuse in Nigeria.

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