Women Group Honours Buratai, Bestows “Icon Of Hope” Award

Women Group Honours Buratai, Bestows “Icon Of Hope” Award

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By JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON

Ideal Women Support and Empowerment Foundation has presented an award to former Chief of Army Staff (COAS), His Excellency Ambassador Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai Rtd.

The award was presented on Saturday in Kaduna, in a private ceremony, attended by several dignitaries.

President of the group,  Falmata Abacha while presenting the award, said that Buratai  has been supporting the group to help and empower the less privileged even when when he was in service.

She said with the award,  the group  wants to appreciate him for the kind gesture, “the selfless efforts of valiant men towards the development and advancement in the country.

Dr. Manzo Ahmed  in his response, described the recipient as his childhood friend.

” I named my son after Buratai and also he named his daughter after my late mother.

“On behalf of his friends that are here, we appreciate  your honour. We appreciate you all that have  honoured him for finding him worthy  We  have lost count of how many honours he has received, this is  due to his commitment,  dedication and service to the nation.

“Buratai  has never forgotten his friends throughout his life.

“Buratai is retired, but not tired. I am wondering if he is not much busier than he was in service,” he said. 

 Amongst notable dignitaries that   accompanied Buratai to receive the  awards, were, Lt. Gen. L. O. Adeosun (Rtd), Dr. Manzo Ahmed,  Alhaji Alhassan Sultan, Maj. Gen. A. Tarfa (Rtd), Maj. Gen. Bulama Biu (Rtd), Alhaji Usman Nan-Nam, 

Hon. Jafaru Ribadu  and a host of others.

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