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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. The presentation, the GOC said, was in recognition of the hard work, dedication to duty and good conduct of the soldiers.

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.
“Never you think you have not been watched, and you must be seen to represent the Army positively anywhere you are”, he averred.

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.

A group photograph with the award recipients for the month of April anchored the event.

Lieutenant Colonel
Acting Deputy Director Army Public Relations 3 Division Jos