Eminent Award Of Excellence To An Illustrious Living Legend, Buratai
” What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead” – Nelson Mandela
The exemplary life and acts of the former Chief of Army Chief, Lt. General Yusufu Tukur Buratai (CFR) as a General, Diplomat, Philanthropist and politician were brought to the fore this week.
First, a first of its kind Children’s book and animation known as The Legend of Buratai that portrayed the Buratai as a General who is a line crosser, barrier breaker, record breaker and a soldier of Soldiers worthy of emulation was launched on Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022 in Abuja.
Authored by an eminent scholar, Dr. Abubakar Mohammed Sani, the well attended book launch was full of remarks, commendations and attestation of the life of General Buratai as a man of character who rose to legendary status by dint of hardwork, bravery, diligence, Excellence and honesty.
Infact, the school children who attended the public presentation departed the event with mind-blowing accounts of the retired army chief and former Ambassador of Nigeria in Benin Republic and would love to be like him.
Incidentally, the following day, Wednesday 23rd, 2022, former Borno state local government chairmen Forum also paid him a courtesy visit and publicly pitched their tent with him as a leader worthy of emulation. Led by the forum’s chairman, Alhaji Malum Bulin, they started that they have been looking for a chance to express their admiration for his bravery in leading Nigeria, especially their Borno state out of the dangers of terrorism. The height which left almost all of the local governments in the state vacant. That is also the time when he (Buratai) assumed command of the Nigerian Army. According to them, Buratai, who headed the Nigerian Army from 2015 until his retirement in 2021, has come to symbolize bravery. When he intervened to save the state, the Boko Haram insurgency was extensive and thick. As he began visiting one town and hamlet after another to brighten the faces of those hoping for tomorrow, it was a chilling scene with many worn faces.
The forum also claimed that that the second reason they came was to pitch their tent with him politically. According to them, General Buratai, who has successfully led an army through numerous battles and emerged victorious, will also make a good political general who can give the people of Borno state and Nigeria guidance in the nation’s expanding political landscape.
The Icing on the cake was the visit of the National Forum of former councilors from Nigeria’s 774 local government on Thursday, November 24th, 2022 which incidentally tallied with his 62nd Birthday. The forum presented the former Army Chief with a Prestigious Award, identifying him as a Philanthropist per Excellence for the calendar year 2022.
The National Councilor’s Forum, under the leadership of its President, Amb. Hon. Auwal Kassim Hassan, informed the former Army Chief that they are there to demonstrate their loyalty to him and to commit themselves to whatever course he decides to take in politics with the remainder of his strength reserved to serve Nigerians more directly as a politician.
“As we all know, General Yusuf Tukur Buratai is well-liked in Nigeria. Our choice to support him on this political journey is zealous and responsible. Buratai is a man who sacrifices everything for the sake of the rest of us and has always operated in the best interests of the populace. We are bringing to light the unsung heroes who contributed to the total liberation of our people. He had served the people’s strong desire to make sure that they were formed on the appropriate character as a young officer.
“He defended the integrity of the Nigerian state by standing against an undetermined number of forces as leader of the Nigerian Army. He is standing alongside President Muhammadu Buhari as a politician to support distinctive leadership. The gathering today for a brief ceremony and award presented for his philanthropic positions as a man the Nigerian state is pleased with was influenced by all these contributions, which are too numerous to name.”
“While some leaders act as if tomorrow will never come, there are still a select few people whose contributions to the sociocultural, economic, and political environment continue to be of the highest caliber. Lt. General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, who presided as the Federal Republic of Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff from 2015 to 2021, is one of such figures in Nigeria today.’ he concluded.
Voice Of Influence Foundation Presents Christmas Outreach For widows, Elderly
Voice Of Influence Foundation Presents Christmas Outreach For widows, Elderly
He who takes care of the widows and elderly is blessed! The voice of Influence Foundation has decided to put smiles on the faces of the widows and the elderly in Abule Egba, Lagos axis on the 22nd of December, 2022.
According to the founder of Voice Of Influence Foundation, Chief ( Mrs) Grace Adekanle, the move is to make comfort them and also to be a channel of joy to the widows and elderly ones who are mostly neglected by the society during the festive periods. She also stated that the foundation is a haven of love for the less privileged.
Olori Esther Benson, who is among the volunteers for the lofty project reaffirms their decision to make the Christmas outreach a merry hearts for widows and the Elderly. She urged everyone to support the foundation with gifts and cash for the project and be a blessing to the widows and elderly.
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SCOAN HOLDS FIRST THANKSGIVING CHURCH SERVICE ON SUNDAY
SCOAN HOLDS FIRST THANKSGIVING CHURCH SERVICE ON SUNDAY.
The first thanksgiving church service commemorating the reopening of SCOAN for local and international members for worship after the passing of its founder, Senior Prophet TB Joshua holds on Sunday, December 4, 2022.
The founder passed on last year June 5, 2021 and the church did not reopen till December 5,2021 when the church commenced its usual Sunday services.
Though the church was not in operation as at the time the founder passed on, the man of God had insisted he would not reopen the church after the relaxation of Covid-19 pandemic insisting unlike other churches which started operating that he would wait for God’s directive regarding SCOAN reopening.
This Sunday, SCOAN members from different countries and continents are gathering to celebrate what the SCOAN leader Pastor Mrs Evelyn TB Joshua described as “God’s faithfulness, love, blessing, favour, mercy, salvation and triumph of His mission for mankind as given to His departed servant, Prophet TB Joshua.
Part of the activities lined up for the Thanksgiving Service, include a weeklong reaching out to the underprivileged, the sick, widows, disabled and motherless homes and the hungered in diverse forms being crowned with the Sunday Thanksgiving service.
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