Buratai Bags Brazilian Highest Military Honour


Buratai Bags Brazilian Highest Military Honour

The Chief of Army Staff, Nigerian Army, Lieutenant General TY Buratai,
was on Tuesday, 25th April 2017, conferred with the Brazilian Military
Order of Merit Award, at Brasilia, Brazil.

Chief of Army Staff, Nigerian Army, Lieutenant General TY Buratai and
Brazilian Army Commander, General Eduardo Villas Boas The Brazilian
Military Order of Merit Award, which is the highest military honour, is
awarded to those military officers that have distinguished themselves in
various military endeavours.

Lieutenant General Buratai is one of the few foreign dignitaries to be so honoured with such an award by the country.

The prestigious award and its presentation to Lieutenant General TY
Buratai, was based on the approval of President Michel Temer, on the
recommendation of the Brazilian Army Commander, General Eduardo Villas
Boas.

 According to citation at the occasion, the award was in recognition of
his exemplary and world’s recognized leadership qualities and the
Nigerian Army’s effort in the fight against terrorism and insurgency.