The Nigerian Army has rewarded 58 soldiers from various units in Jos, Plateau state, They were rewarded by the head of Division 3 of the Nigerian Army (NA) for good conduct while discharging their duties. Abdulsalam Bagudu, General Officer Commanding, headquarters 3 division, Jos, the Plateau capital, presented bicycle and cash gifts to the soldiers on Monday, May 15. Bagudu noted that the initiative is part of his vision to appreciate personnel for their commitment and also motivate others to be hard working.
Ishaku Takwa, media officer of operation safe haven (OPSH), said in a statement; “One after the other, 58 soldiers selected from various units of the Nigerian Army (NA) in Jos filed out to collect their prizes from the general officer commanding (GOC) 3 division and commander operation SAFE HAVEN (OPSH), major general Abdulsalam Bagudu Ibrahim at headquarters 3 division auditorium Jos.
“Presenting cash gifts and brand new bicycles to the soldiers, General Abdulsalami Bagudu noted the initiative was part of his vision to reward hard work and commitment to duty and also serve as means to motivate other personnel in the cantonment to be more dedicated to their task.
“He revealed that it was not just hard work that earned the recipients the award but a combination of hard results and character. He further maintained that character and attitude speaks volume of human personality.
“He revealed that it was not just hard work that earned the recipients the award but a combination of hard results and character. He further maintained that character and attitude speaks volume of human personality. “General Ibrahim warned that soldiers must not be found wanting, as anybody found indisciplined and engaged in misconduct shall face appropriate sanctions. He urged other soldiers to continue to work hard and aspire for the next award. He also thanked the COAS for leading an exemplary leadership of always rewarding outstanding performance and hard-working personnel of the NA.
“Earlier in his welcome remarks, the Chief Of Staff Headquarters 3 Division NA, Brigadier General David Kurmi, appreciated the GOC/Comd OPSH for making the welfare of troops and their family members a topmost priority in the cantonment. He urged commanders at all levels to objectively select recipients of such gifts to encourage others to aspire to achieve the feats. Brigadier General Kurmi charged the recipient to maintain the standard of discipline and dedicate more of their energy to serving the country.”