By Simon Ebegbulem
BENIN—GOVERNOR Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has commended the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Yusuf Buratai, for his exemplary leadership style which has led to successes in the fight against terrorists, saying that his leadership style has motivated officers and men in the battlefield since he assumed office.
Speaking when Gen. Buratai paid him a courtesy visit at Government House Benin City, Oshiomhole said: “We in Edo State appreciate the leadership that you are providing for the Nigerian Armed Forces and the Nigerian Army in particular. We watched you on television and we saw a very senior officer meeting his officers and men right in the battle field, sharing the dust, the sun and all the deprivations, the sort of thing you sometimes see in foreign countries. I think that you are leading by example.
“Yes, Boko Haram has not exactly disappeared, but there is no doubt that they themselves will in their own way appreciate that things have changed, that the Nigerian side is better. They no longer have that audacity, that impunity to move freely without fear.”