Wealthy Nigerian businessman, Alhaji Dawud Makanjuola Akinola, the Aare Muslimi of Yorubaland, Delta and Edo States and owner of De-Damak Motors company has donated two brand new SUVs to the Nigerian Army.
This was according to a report gotten from the official Twitter page of the Nigerian Army. The Photos of the businessman and the official of the Army were posted on the Army’s Twitter page.
The ceremony took place on Wednesday 7th February 2018.
Speaking at the ceremony while presenting the keys of the vehicles to the Chief of Army Staff, Nigerian Army, Lieutenant General TY Buratai, at the Army Headquarters Abuja, Akinola stated that he was making the donations as a form of appreciation to the efforts of the Nigerian Army in the fight against terrorism and insurgency in the country.
He also used the medium to encourage the men of the force not to relent in their efforts to quell the tension going on in the Northern part of the country. And he also admonished other well meaning Nigerians to take their time to see how they can also make contributions to support the Army and motivate their men, especially the ones that are actively involved in the battle field against Insurgents.
In his response, the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General TY Buratai, thanked Alhaji Makanjuola for the kind gesture. He further extolled the virtues of the of the dedicated Nigerian whose act of patriotism he noted, is exemplary and worthy of emulation.
The Lieutenant General Buratai also stated that the vehicles would be inducted into the Theatre of Operations in the North East as soon as possible.
Present at the formal presentation ceremony were some Principal Staff Officers and Directors at the Army Headquarters, as well as Some management staff of De-Damak Motors.