President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the procurement of 400 armoured vehicles for Brigade Guards to secure the Federal Capital Territory, Nasarawa State, and parts of Niger State.
The newly promoted Commander, Brigade of Guards, Major-General Mohammed Usman, disclosed this on Wednesday, Dec. 28, in his gratitude speech shortly after his decoration by the president.
Buhari, assisted by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Faruk Yahaya, and the wife of the commander, Dr Rekiya Usman, decorated the officer with the rank of Major-General.
Praising Usman, Buhari said: “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, who admitted that he was “absolutely satisfied” with the performance of Usman, added, “Nobody has been able to touch me while you are here. I’m absolutely satisfied with your performance.”
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.