The Coalition of Civil Societies and Media Executives for Good Governance in Nigeria (COCMEGG) is playing host at a Grand Red Carpet Reception for Lt. Gen. Buratai, Chief of Army Staff, who will be conferred with the ” Most Distinguished Chief of Army Staff of the Decade,” award at a Grand Red Carpet Reception/Special Conferment on the 27th October, 2016, at Egus Hall, Nugget Hotel, Utako, Abuja by 12 noon.
The Coalition of Civil Societies and Media Executives for Good Governance is an umbrella body of civil society groups, NGO’s, activists and media executives, who over the years, have advocated for transparency, accountability and good governance.
According to the President of the Coalition, Omoba Kenneth Aigbegbele, after a critical and painstaking research that Lt. General Tukur Buratai will be honoured with the prestigious award for having redefined and repositioned the office of the chief of army staff like never before, in its history, his avowed commitment and determination that led to the defeat of Boko Haram insurgents and the high morale and spirit- de- corps within the rank and file of the army due to the enormous support of Mr President.
He said that it was during his watch that the army witnessed a tremendous increase and improvement in the purchase of armaments and accountrements for soldiers including the rebranding of the Nigeria army to meet with global best standards and citizens’ satisfaction as to his leadership style and direction of the army.
In view of that, the President enjoined friends, associates, the diplomatic community, traditional rulers and well meaning Nigerians to grace the auspicious occasion to celebrate the army and the Chief of Army Staff.
He emphasized that this is just the beginning of a greater effort, to give a pat on the back of those who on a daily basis, put their life at risk for the greater good of the country saying that they deserve our commendation and support.
Comrade James Okoronkwo