The Nigerian Army on Thursday, decorated 47 newly-promoted senior officers with the rank of major meneral, urging them to intensify efforts at tackling security challenges.

The Army Council had, on December 21, approved the promotion of 47 brigadiers general to the rank of major general.

The council had also elevated 75 colonels to the rank of brigadier general.

The new brigadiers general will be decorated at their respective units and formations.

The Minister of State for Defence, Bello Matawalle, said the promotion of the officers was a testament to the many years of hard work, dedication, and commitment to serving the nation.

According to him, it took a lot of courage, discipline, and resilience to rise through the ranks, adding that they had all shown exceptional leadership skills, strategic thinking and a deep understanding in the course of their careers.

“Your contributions to the Nigerian Army are invaluable, and we are confident that you will continue to serve our nation with honour and distinction.

“As we celebrate your promotion, I urge you to continue leading by example and inspiring others to better your footsteps,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja, congratulated the newly decorated major generals, saying their promotion was a reward for their hard work and commitment to duty.

Lagbaja added that the Nigerian Army as a system frowns at incompetence, urging them to give their best, having attained the level of policy formulation in the military.

Army gets 47 new major generals, others

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