Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum has commended the Nigerian military for promoting 19 gallant officers of the Joint Task Force (JTF) Operation Hadin Kai Theater from the ranks of colonel to Brigadier General.
The governor, who was represented by the state Commissioner of Justice / State Attorney General (SAG), Barrister Kaka Lawan Shehu, assured that the state government is ever ready to collaborate with the theatre of operation at all times to restore peace in the state.
Gobernor Zulum, however, urged the newly promoted and decorated officers to always remember their past that informed their promotion because they gallantly exhibited professionalism, made sacrifices, wonderfully and credibly performed in their various stages of assignments, examinations and other assessments.
The newly promoted one star generals along side their wives were decorated by the Theatre Commander, JTF Operation Hadin Kai; Maj. Gen. Chris Musa, Force Commander, Multinational Joint Task (MNJTF), Major General Ibrahim Abdul Khalifa; Commander, Air Taskforce Component and Commander, Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps.
The State Commissioner of Justice/SAG, Barr. Kaka Shehu, donated the sum of N2 million; on behalf of other commissioners, the Theatre Commander donated N1 million, while the Commander, Multi National Joint Task Force donated N500,000, respectively.
Additionally, the Commissioner donated to the wives of the 19 promoted officers.
One of the newly promoted Brigadier Generals, Ado Isa, who is the Deputy Director, Amy Public Relations in charge of 7 Division, Nigerian Army /Sector 1, thanked the NA, COAS, TC, Force Commander, MNJTF, and the Acting GOC 7 Div, NA for their support and encouragements to all the senior officers .
He pledged continuous loyalty and obedience to the Nigeria Army laws and rules of engagement of the theater of operation, noting that the promotion is a challenge to them to work more harder to prove their ranks.
Speaking to newsmen in an interview, the newly decorated Brigadier General Ado Isa, who is the DDAPR, 7 Div, NA Maiduguri could not hide his feelings and excitement over his successful promotion which he described as “, it is not easy my brother to become a Brig. Gen. in NA. But we thank God for His blessings and what we are today in the NA and life in general. May God help us”.