Hardworking Warrant Officer In Nigerian Army Promoted To Captain

The Nigerian Army Council has approved accelerated promotion and commissioning of Master Warrant Officer Garba Abdullahi to the rank of captain, Army spokesman Brigadier General Sani Usman said in a statement on Thursday.

The army spokesman said, “In recognition and reward for gallantry, unprecedented show of bravery, courage and selfless service, the Army Council on Monday 16th October 2017, approved the granting of Executive Commission to 79NA/21553 Master Warrant Officer Garba Abdullahi of 159 Battalion, Nigerian Army, to the rank of Captain.”

He said that the accelerated promotion was due to observed outstanding qualities of professionalism such as gallantry and dedication to service demonstrated by the Non–Commissioned Officer.

He added that Garba Abdullahi's leadership qualities endeared him to his Commanding Officer who deemed it fit to assign him a higher responsibility as platoon commander of one of the arrow head sub-units of the Battalion.

He said the role Abdullahi played excellently to the admiration of both his superiors and subordinates alike. Under his able leadership, his platoon achieved great exploits of daring, bravery and courage for which the Battalion was reputed.

Usman explained that the 159 Battalion is of one the rugged and most experienced cohesive fighting unit that makes up Operation Lafiya Dole.

“Chief of Army Staff, Lieut. General TY Buratai has congratulated the newly commissioned officer.”