The Vice Chancellor Nigerian Army University Biu, Prof. Kyari Mohammed on Wednesday, 14 October 2020 decorated seven officers of the University who were recently promoted to the rank of Major in the Nigerian Army. The Vice Chancellor was assisted during the decoration ceremony by Principal Officers, directors and family members of the newly promoted officers.
The Vice Chancellor in his remarks stated that the University would provide an enabling environment for the officers to progress not only in their military profession but also in their chosen academic careers. He added that based on their citations, the newly promoted officers have worked hard and have merited the promotion. The Vice Chancellor emphasized that the 21st Century Military is knowledge-based and encouraged the newly promoted officers not to relent in their quest to acquire knowledge.
The Deputy Vice Chancellor, Maj Gen SZ Kazaure while advising the newly promoted officers, emphasized that their promotion was in recognition of their hardwork and professional excellent. He urged them not to relent on their efforts and reminded them that to whom much is given, much is expected. Other senior military officers also took turns to advice the newly promoted officers.
In concluding the decoration ceremony, Maj BF Kwala gave a vote of thanks on behalf of all the newly promoted officers. He expressed their profound gratitude to the Almighty for sustenance and thanked the COAS for giving them the opportunity to continue to serve the Nigerian Army and the country at large. He expressed his appreciation to their family members for taking care of their homes even while they are away. Maj BF Kwala appreciated the Vice Chancellor and all other invited guest for finding time to grace the decoration ceremony.
The newly promoted officers are:
- Maj BF Kwala
- Maj AO Shabi
- Maj BJ Ananya
- Maj JO Egwu
- Maj SO Abodunrin
- Maj DP Dan-Azumi
- Maj KA Abba