The meritorious service of former Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen. Tukur Yusufu Buratai (CFR) is still being celebrated till date.
On Monday, December 5, 2022, the Nigerian Army gave him a special recognition award.
The award was presented by President Muhammadu Buhari, President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria at the ongoing Chief of Army Staff’s Annaual Conference 2022 in Sokoto.
Five other eminent Nigerians were given similar Award. They are Alhaji Abdul Samad Rabiu, the Chairma of BUA Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, president of Dangote Group, Chief Tony Elumelu, Chairman UBA Group, Chief Jim Ovia of JIM OVIA Foundation and chairman of Zenith Bank, and Col Hamid Ali Rtd Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service.
Speaking at the Chief of Army Staff Conference, President, Muhammadu Buhari directed the military to remain apolitical and continue to operate within the framework of the constitution to ensure the successful conduct of the for 2023 elections.
He also urged the Army to continue to improve to their human rights obligations during operations in line with global best practices.