Southern Youth Forum Congratulates General Buratai On Doctorate Degree
The Southern Youth Forum (SYF) under the leadership of Comrade Oladimeji Odeyemi and Barrister John Atani, has
felicitated with the former Chief of Army Staff and former Nigerian Ambassador to the Republic of Benin, General Tukur Yusufu Buratai CFR (rtd), on his recent conferment as Doctor Of Letters, Honoris Causa By Nigerian Army University Biu, Borno State, and also his turbanning as one of the kingmakers of Biu Emirate, the Betera of Biu.
In a statement signed by the SYF leaders and made available to newsmen in Ibadan, the Oyo State Capital, the Forum stressed that the recognitions are well-deserved, adding that the honour is a testament to General Buratai’s doggedness and selfless service to his fatherland.
The former COAS was conferred with the Doctor of Letters honorary award at the first convocation ceremony of the Nigerian Army University Biu, Borno State, on Saturday, October 28, 2023 at the university’s main campus. Similarly, he was also turbaned as Betera of Biu Emirate on the same weekend.
According to SYF, which is the umbrella body of youth leaders from the 17 southern states of Nigeria, the double honours have given credence and recognition to General Buratai’s distinguished, meritorious and dedicated service to the country and humanity.
The statement reads, “As the Chief of Army Staff, (COAS, Nigerian Army), General Buratai conceived and played a critical role in the establishment of the University in 2018, the NAUB, designed for developing middle and high-level manpower in the areas of technological empowerment for civilians and the appreciation for military policy, logistics and strategy. It’s also a centre of innovation and technological development to meet the ever-changing and rapid development in the dynamics of modern warfare.
“General Buratai’s ethical and professional display throughout his reign as the Chief of Army Staff earned him an Ambassadorial position where he fostered a cordial relationship between the Republic of Benin and Nigeria.
He has a sterling reputation as a military strategist and his dedication and role in the fight against terrorism and insurgency are well-documented in the history of Nigeria.
“Under his watch, Nigeria conducted a successful 2019 general election with voters in the northeastern part of the country fully participated in the exercise. He decimated, degraded and technically defeated Boko Haram and Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) in Nigeria and made the northeast and other part of the country a safe zone for all residents.”
The forum noted futher that, ” General Buratai is a combination of strength and character, whose deep thoughts gave birth to numerous interventions that repositioned the Nigerian Army. Aside from the combat efficiency of the Nigerian Army, which was at its peak during his tenure, he was able to make tangible introductions that many thought could not be achieved.
“A good example is the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC). Also his approach to an enhanced civil – military relationship, brought the military especially the Nigerian Army closer to the populace.
“During his tenure as Army Chief, Buratai initiated a range of activities in support of developing the force through intensive training, mentoring, partnering, monitoring and empowering. His efforts in this regard include setting up the Nigerian Army Institute of Technology and Environmental Studies in Biu, Nigerian Army Aviation hangar at Jaji Airstrip, Kaduna; Mine Resistance Amour Protected vehicles (MRAP); establishment of the Nigerian Army Special Forces School; First Nigerian Army indigenous infantry patrol vehicle; Nigerian Army Cyber Warfare Command and the Nigerian Army Vehicle Manufacturing Company, and other numerous intervention, that made the Nigerian Army a truly peoples army and the bedrock of our democracy.
“In addition, he established Nigerian Army Farms and Ranches and he built and commissioned various monumental projects across various army formations throughout the Country. The former Army chief also renovated a lot of projects he met on the ground and initiated water projects across various barracks. It is believed that, in terms of projects, capacity building, training and welfare, Buratai’s tenure as COAS is always a reference point and second to none.”
The youth group further described General Buratai as a patriot, nationalist and an epitome of selfless, altruistic and unalloyed leadership.
“The Southern Youth leaders by this statement, once again, salute this exemplary leader, comsumate soldier, and meritorious Chief of Army Staff, who came when his country needed him most and has continued to serve humanity and impacted positively on this generation. His name will continue to be written in gold in the annals of history and he will be remembered for his selfless services to fatherland and humanity,” the statement said.
NNADI BENJAMIN CHIMA: A STALWART IN FINANCIAL STEWARDSHIP BY CHINEDU NSOFOR
NNADI BENJAMIN CHIMA: A STALWART IN FINANCIAL STEWARDSHIP
In the intricate landscape of Nigeria’s financial sector, there are figures whose contributions stand as pillars of stability and progress. Among these luminaries, Nnadi Benjamin Chima emerges as a beacon of expertise and dedication, shaping the contours of reserve management with his astute leadership and unwavering commitment.
Hailing from the vibrant enclave of Enugu State, Nigeria, Nnadi Benjamin Chima embodies a legacy of excellence in finance and management. Armed with a formidable arsenal of qualifications, including an MSc in International Securities, Investment, and Banking from the prestigious ICMA Center at the University of Reading, UK, and an MBA in Banking and Finance from Imo State University, his academic prowess laid the foundation for a stellar career trajectory.
With a career spanning decades, Nnadi Benjamin Chima has left an indelible mark on Nigeria’s financial landscape through his multifaceted roles and accomplishments. As the Director of the Reserve Management Department, his strategic vision and operational acumen have been instrumental in steering Nigeria’s reserve management practices towards efficiency and resilience.
A testament to his meticulous approach is evident in his pivotal role in redesigning the Reserve Management structure and processes, collaborating seamlessly with stakeholders to optimize practices and enhance overall effectiveness. His adeptness in fostering collaborations extends beyond borders, as exemplified by initiatives with global institutions like JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs, and ICBC, which bolstered Nigeria’s foreign exchange market stability.
Nnadi Benjamin Chima’s leadership extends beyond the boardroom, as he actively participates in shaping policies critical to Nigeria’s economic stability. From contributing valuable insights to the Inter-Departmental Committee on Foreign Exchange Policy to evaluating strategies for protecting Nigeria’s oil revenue against volatility, his expertise in risk management remains unparalleled.
However, Nnadi Benjamin Chima’s contributions are not merely confined to policy corridors; they resonate with a spirit of service and excellence. His commitment to meeting deadlines, as demonstrated by ensuring Nigeria’s prompt payment of its IMF Quota in 2016, underscores his dedication to upholding Nigeria’s credibility on the global stage.
Amidst accolades and achievements, Nnadi Benjamin Chima remains grounded, epitomizing humility and resilience. His journey, marked by milestones such as receiving the Best Staff Award in the Foreign Operations Department, serves as an inspiration to aspiring finance professionals, underscoring the transformative power of diligence and dedication.
In the tapestry of Nigeria’s financial landscape, Nnadi Benjamin Chima’s narrative shines brightly—a narrative defined by unwavering integrity, steadfast leadership, and an unrelenting pursuit of excellence. As Nigeria charts its course towards economic prosperity, Nnadi Benjamin Chima stands as a stalwart guardian of its financial future, a custodian of trust, and a harbinger of progress.
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MAKING AN IMPACT WITH CHORAL MUSIC, DR DK AND DR SHADE OLUKOYA SETS A NEW STANDARD FOR CHILDREN IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS ACROSS LAGOS STATE.
For some weeks now the Dr. Dk and Dr. Mrs. Shade Olukoya Choral Competition for secondary schools in Lagos state has been on going, this is an event that discovers raw singing talents across the state, this competition is held Throughout the 6 educational district of the state and has featured over 164 participants from all the Lagos state educational districts both online and offline, with 14 participants emerging as the finalist.
On the 25th of February, the final competition will hold at the grace hall of the MFM INTERNATIONAL HEADQUARTERS YABA LAGOS NIGERIA. it is not surprising that the pioneers of this one-of-a-kind life changing event is the General overseer of the mountain of fire and Miracle’s ministries worldwide DR. D.K OLUKOYA and his wonderful wife DR. SHADE OLUKOYA
This competition is put in place to discover great musicians at their prime and enable youngsters find their love in the music space while they win awesome cash prizes and other academic benefits.
The finals of this great event will take place on the 25th of February 2024 so come and be a part of history, this event is fully certified by the Lagos state government WATCH OUT YOUR STATE MAY BE NEXT.
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