…expresses satisfaction with the performance of the brigade commander
The president, Maj-Gen Muhammadu Buhari (retired), said he was “absolutely satisfied” with the performance of the newly promoted guards brigade commander, Maj-Gen Mohammed Usman.
Buhari, who noted that it was very difficult to satisfy him, said shortly after decorating Usman in a brief ceremony at the Villa, that “No one has been able to touch me while you are here. I am absolutely satisfied with his performance.”
This was contained in a statement signed by Senior Special Assistant to the President for Media and Publicity Garba Shehu titled “President Buhari honors newly promoted Guards Brigade Commander.”
The President, assisted by the Army Chief of Staff, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya, and the Commander’s wife, Dr. Rekiya Usman, decorated the officer with the rank of Major General.
Speaking shortly after the ceremony, the president recalled his tumultuous military career marked by coups, counter-coups and arrests, describing Usman as a very fortunate officer to have reached the pinnacle of his military career with distinction and without mishap.
He praised General Usman for his diligence, loyalty, patience, and hard work.
”You are very lucky to have the health and ability to carry out your tasks.
”Those who work with me know that I am very difficult to satisfy. But I have never had any reason whatsoever to inform the Army Chief of Staff or the Defense Minister,” Buhari said.
The president said that he would give the directive on Usman’s next assignment, considering that he too is about to leave office and, as he used to say, “I will live far away from Abuja.”
Buhari praised the military officer’s family for their patience in enduring the challenging task which they carried out with great attitude and steadfastness.
In his remarks, Usman thanked the president for his outstanding support of the Guards Brigade, citing approval for the acquisition of 400 armored vehicles, which he said was enough to secure his area of responsibility, including the Federal Capital Territory, the state of Nasarawa and parts. of the State of Niger.
He expressed his delight at the promotion, saying that it would push him to perform even better in his assigned responsibilities.