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IFALADE BAGS ANOTHER EXCELLENCE AWARD
Prince Ifalade Oyekan, the Head of the Lagos State Law Enforcement Training Institute, LETI has bagged another excellence Award for humanitarian services.
While speaking during the presentation of Awards to mark the birthday of the Holy Prophet of Islam, Prophet Muhammed, the Chief Missioner of Alamotul Istijabah Muslim International Foundation, Sheik Abdul Kabiru Hamza Oladimeji described Prince Ifalade as a worthy representative of the Lagos Royalty.
Sheik Oladimeji congratulated Oyekan on the conferment of the Award for humanitarian services noting that Ifalade is a father to all like a Royal Prince should be. “He is Royalty personified. He is beyond religious affiliations and acts like a father to all.”
He thanked him for his contributions to the Muslim organization in particular and the community in general, noting, “Ifalade has related with all within his community without prejudice and has made immense contribution to the community.”
In his response, Prince Ifalade Oyekan thanked God for everything. In his words, “I thank God for the recognition and for giving me the will to do the things that brought this recognition. Without Him, I wouldn’t have been able to do this even if I have the means twice over. “
Ifalade also called on all well meaning Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of religious tolerance and eschew bitterness occasioned by religious affiliations.
He also said, “I have been encouraged to do more by this recognition. Although, I would have loved to be behind the scene doing my bit quietly, but this recognition has spurred me to do more without looking back.”
Oyekan also thanked the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, for the opportunity to serve. While he also appreciated the Honourable Commissioner for Justice, his staff at LETI and members of Erinjogunola Foundation for their contribution to the success stories.
“I am overwhelmed by the enthusiasm of the people around me and coildnt have got to disappoint them, ” he concluded.
Prince Ifalade Oyekan has ushered in year 2021 with an Award, just as he rounded off year 2020 with an Award for excellence.
NAOSRE Congratulates General Buratai On African Stewardship 2020 Man Of The Year Award
The leadership and members of the National Association of Online Security Reporters, NAOSRE, has congratulated the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai on his emergence as Man of the Year in the African Stewardship Magazine 2020 honours.Conveying the congratulatory message, President of the association, Mr. Oyewale Femi stated that NAOSRE is in agreement with the parameters that qualified General Buratai for the award.“NAOSRE congratulates the Chief of Army Staff, General Tukur Buratai as he emerges Man of the Year in the African Stewardship Magazine 2020 honours. The sterling performance of General Buratai in confronting insurgents who have declared war against Nigeria deserves commendations, awards and rewards of which African Stewardship Magazine 2020 honour is no less deserving.”Continuing, Oyewale stressed that “NAOSRE is in agreement with all the parameters that qualified Buratai for the honour. As a security media association, NAOSRE will continue to advocate for best practices in the scope of military operations for safer Nigeria as being demonstrated by the Chief of Army Staff, General Buratai,” the NAOSRE President noted. Among other consideration, the editorial board of African Stewardship Magazine said that “For building and taking training, welfare and infrastructural development for the Nigerian Army to an enviable position, and for his patriotic commitment to peace, security and development of Nigeria, the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai has unanimously been selected and approved by the management of the magazine as the man of the year for African Stewardship Magazine for the year 2020.” Moreso, it would be recalled that under General Buratai leadership, civil-military relationship has dramatically improved considerably. Army’s corporate responsibility interventions is reflective in various segments across the nation
The African Stewardship Magazine is an international news magazine published to promote democracy, good governance, unity and progress as well as socio-economic development. The magazine works tirelessly to promote the culture of accountability by leaders to the people across Africa.
BANDITRY: GENERAL BURATAI CHARGES ARMY TO REMAIN IN WAR MODE, EXTENDS OP SAHEL SANITY TO MARCH 2021
The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Yusuf Tukur Buratai has urged the Nigerian Army to remain in war mood in order to rid the North Western Zone of Banditry activities.
General Buratai who was on operational visit to Nigerian Army Special Super Camp 4 Faskari in katsina state on Monday said, although the Army have performed creditably well, there was the need for them to put more efforts so as to completely wipe out banditry in the zone.
In order to ensure that the remnants of bandits are completely flush out of the north west Gen. Buratai extended operation sahel sanity which is supposed to end by December 2020 to March 2021.
He also said troops must cultivate the habit of intelligence gathering so as to gather credible information in order to continue to conduct successful operations to be able to deny the bandits freedom of action.
“You must remain in war mood, increase your intelligence gathering capabilities and redouble your operational activities particularly during the yulitide and new year periods and beyond”.
He charged the troops the remain committed and continue the onslaught on the bandits until normalcy is restored.
He commended the troops for the timely rescue of students of Government Secondary school kankara and their prompt and bold response which resulted in the rescue of 84 Hizburamiyya Islamiyya students in Dandume Local area of katsina state recently.
He was briefed on the operational activities, successes and achievements of the troops on Operation Sahel Sanity and Operation Hadarin Daji in the North western part of nigeria especially in Zamfara, katsina, sokoto and kaduna states by the Brigade Commander 17 Brigade Brig Gen W Idris.
These included neutralization of 210 bandits, the arrest of 326 suspected bandits, 46 logistics suppliers and 11 rustled cattle Buyers.
Also during the period, 70 AK 47 rifles, 191 dane guns, 4,987 of 7.62mm special ammunition were recovered. Similarly, 619 kidnapped victims including the recently rescued 344 students of Government Science Secinfary School Kankara in conjunction with other security agencies were rescued.
Also during the period, 7,668 Cows and 1,842 Sheep were recovered and handed over to their owners.
General Buratai extended the period of the Operation Sahel Sanity to March 2021 to enable the Army to completely wipe out banditry within the zone.
According to him, the operation was supposed to be terminated at the end of this month, but considering some insecurity challenges within the North Western Zone it would continue until March next year.
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