The GOC 1 Div Maj. General Faruk Yahaya assisted by Mrs. Lawal decorating MWO Abdul Lawal with his rank –Following the recent approval of the promotion of Warrant Officers to Master Warrant Officers by the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, the General Officer Commanding 1 Division Nigerian Army, Major General Faruk Yahaya, yesterday decorated a total of 26 beneficiaries to their new rank.

The newly decorated Master Warrant Officers in a group photograph with GOC and Officers of the Division. GOC is seated 10 from left to right

The colorful ceremony which took place at the Headquarters 1 Division auditorium was witness by Commanders, Principal Staff Officers of the Division alongside other dignitaries and spouses of the affected Master Warrant Officers.

Speaking during the occasion, the GOC noted that the promotion of the Senior Non Commission Officers (SNCOs) was the result of the past performance and diligent service to the Nigerian Army and the Nation.

Major General Faruk Yahaya further stated that the elevation of the SNCOs was recognition of the efforts and achievement in the discharge of their duties. He urged them to continue to be responsive and professional in the discharged of their responsibilities.

The GOC  however urged the beneficiaries of the promotion to continue to remain loyal to the country and the President and Commander in Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces, President Muhammadu Buhari.

Major General Faruk Yahaya, also applauded the spouses of the beneficiaries for discharging their responsibilities at the home front thereby giving their husband the much needed support to excel in their chosen career.

A total number of 26 Warrant Officers from formations and units under Headquarters 1 Division Nigerian Army Kaduna benefited from the promotion to Master Warrant Officer.

These units include: Headquarters 1 Division, Headquarters 51 Signal Brigade, 1 Division Garrison, 1 Military Intelligence Brigade, 1 Division Supply and Transport, 1 Division Ordinance Services, , 1 Division Education, 1 Division Finance, 1 Division Band, 2 Battalion.

Lola Seriki-Idahosa/News

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