commended General Usman for his diligence, loyalty, patience and hard work.

‘‘You are very lucky to have the health and ability to carry out your assignments.

‘‘Those who work with me know I am very difficult to satisfy. But I have never had any reason, whatsoever, to report you to the Chief of Army Staff or the Minister of Defence,” Buhari said.

The President said he would give the directive on Usman’s next assignment, considering that he too is about to leave office, and as he had often said, ‘‘I will live far away from Abuja.’’

Buhari commended the family of the military officer for their patience in putting up with the challenging assignment he carried out with great attitude and steadfastness.

In his remarks, Usman thanked the President for his outstanding support to the Brigade of Guards, citing the approval for the procurement of 400 armoured vehicles, which he said were enough to secure his area of responsibility including the Federal Capital Territory, Nasarawa State and parts of Niger State.

He expressed joy for the promotion, saying that it would spur him to do even better in his assigned responsibilities.


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