Chris Steven, Abuja
The former Chief of Defence Intelligence,(CDI) Air Vice Marshall Monday Riku Morgan has attributed the recent victory of the Nigeria Military against the Boko haram insurgency to the resilient of the military and the commitment of President Buhari in implementing his campaign promises.
He added that the Nigeria Military is the best in Africa with great feat achieved even as he attributed just as he urged Nigerians to support Mr President and the Military in order to do more for Nigerians.
Morgan stated this when he and his wife were presented with an award of excellence for qualitative leadership and enhanced security in Africa as the man of the year 2016.
He dedicated an award recently bestowed on him by the Coalition for Good Governance in Africa to President Muhammadu Buhari and the Chief of Army staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai.
National Coordinator of the Coalition,Honourable Nma Alfa who presented the award to the recipients in Abuja over the weekend said it was in recognition of the contribution of the AVM Morgan in restoring security in the country.
Alfa while presenting the award said, “It was Julius Ceaser’s who said in one of his plays, the eyes sees not itself but by reflection, the modern day reflection is the mirror, I have thus to say of Air vice Marshall Morgan.
“In the words of Sarduna of Sokoto, Sir Ahmadu Bello, do your duty and the society will do you justice. Today, history is made as we honour an illustrious son of Africa, based on his contributions to Regional and National security.
“Since we are in the era of frivolous and patronising honour, it is pertinent to give a background of this award. Eminem Africans, who has received this honour in the past include Late Nelson Mandela, Former President of South Africa, Alhaji Ado Bayaro, Late Emir of Kano, Gen. T.Y Danjuma, former Chief of Defence Staff, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mr John Kufor, former President of Ghana, Alh. UMAR MUSA YAR’DUA, the former president of Nigeria, among others.
“This award features two personality per year, for the year 2016, AVM Monday Riku Morgan, the accomplished former Chief of Defence Intelligence, Federal Republic of Nigeria and Her Excellency Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, distinguished President of Liberia are the recipients for this year.
“While we decorate you with this award, you have entered into the Hall of Fame of members of Good Governance in Africa.
“You have done Africa proud as an illustrious son, who has not dragged the continent in the mud. Today, Nigeria and Africa is proud to have you as a celebrated son”
AVM Morgan while receiving the award alongside with his wife promised to continue to contribute his quota to the development of the society
Morgan dedicated the award to President Muhammadu Buhari, Lt Gen Tukur Bratai, the Chief of Army Staff and to all fallen hero’s .