The Chief of Defence Staff, General Leo Irabor, has bagged an award of excellence as Man of the Year.
The award was conferred on the CDS by media platform, News Headquarter Publisher Services.
In a statement signed by its Publisher, Gena Lubem, the company said the award is in recognition of Irabor’s “track record of selfless service, professionalism and undiluted transparency introduced into the dynamic nature of making our dear country safer and much more habitable by the citizens and other categories of residents.”
He added, “the CDS has restored discipline amongst the Officers and Staff.
“He equally moved a step further by confronting the Boko Haram terrorists, IPOB, bandits, insurgents and other criminals that constituted a wedge to the overall growth of the country as was contemplated by His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR and Commander-In-Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces.
“We wish to thank him immensely for coordinating and sustaining all the actions, programmes, efforts and special projects that have accounted for the liberation of communities and return of peace across Nigeria.
“We are optimistic that by injecting hardwork, perseverance, renewed commitment and effective deployment of material and human resources, to carry out his assigned responsibilities, he has equally indelibly placed your precious name on the sands of time in service to nation and mankind.”
The organiser added that the award will be bestowed on the CDS on 12th January, 2023.