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Chief of Air staff lauds Army for siting Barracks in Mubi

18 August 2013, 15:35

Mubi - Chief of Air Staff,  Air Marshal Alex Badeh, has commended the Chief of Army Staff for siting a permanent military unit in Mubi, Adamawa State.

Badeh made the commendation on Saturday at the Celebration of Life and Thanksgiving service of his late Mother, Mama Hanatu Satama Badeh, in Vimtim Village, Mubi North Local Government Area.

He said the presence of soldiers in Mubi and environs had played a key role in restoring and sustaining peace and normalcy in the border area.

While paying tribute to his mother, Badeh described her as his pillar of support for what he had been today.

"Mama you were my pillar of support and from you I learnt the attributes of patience, perseverance, love and above all, faith.

"It is your faith in us that kept you moving after the demise of our father earlier in our lives.

"It is that perseverance that made you go the extra mile to ensure we went to school even when it meant your working the whole day and sleeping on empty stomach.

"Mama, today, just like always, I wish to thank the Lord for giving me a mother like you," Badeh said.

The occasion held at St Pius XI Catholic Church in Vimtim was graced by many dignitaries.

Among those present were former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall J.D Wuyep; Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen Azubuike Ihejirika; Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Dele Ezeoba, and the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar.



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