The President of the Republic of Liberia, Dr.
George Weah has conferred the award of “Distinguished Service Order of the Republic of Liberia” on some senior officers of the Nigerian Army, NA.
The award was in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the growth and development of the Armed Forces of Liberia, AFL.
While presenting the award, President Weah stated that at every celebration of the Armed Forces of Liberia Day, the government recognises and awards the” Distinguished Service Order” to individuals whose outstanding contribution have significantly impacted on the growth and development of the Armed Forces of Liberia, the nation and humanity.
The President stated that “As the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Liberia, it is pleasing to duly recognize and congratulate this year’s Distinguished Service Order Award recipients.
The award is in recognition of their Service to Liberia, which has brought honour upon these gentlemen officers.
The awardees also got a letter of commendation from the Nigerian Ambassador to the Republic of Liberia, Ambassador Godfrey Anichebe Odudigbo for making Nigeria proud.
Receiving the awards and letters of commendation on behalf of the recipients, Colonel Gbenga Sunday Oyinwola expressed gratitude to the President, Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari and the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya for the opportunity to have served Nigeria in their various capacities.
He further stated that the award would motivate the recipients to be more productive in their service to the Nigerian Army and the Nigerian nation.
The award was conferred on the senior officers, who were seconded to the Armed Forces of Liberia at different times, as part of ECOWAS Advisory Training Team.
They contributed immensely to the building and restructuring of the new AFL.
The officers who benefitted from the awards are, Colonels Aminu Usman Gumel, Gbenga Sunday Oyinwola, Emmanuel Chukwu, Ismaila Sule and Lieutenant Colonel Abdulkadir Abubakar.
Other awardees were drawn from Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia and the USA.
Liberian President confers award on Nigerian Army Officers