The Government of the Republic of Chad has conferred a national honour on the immediate past Force Commander of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF), Major General Chikezie Ude.
Conferring the award of Chevalier de l’ordre national de la République du Tchad (Knight of the National Order of the Republic of Chad) on Major General Ude in the conference room of the Ministry of Defence, the Minister of Defence, Lieutenant General Mahamet Abali Sallah commended Major General Ude for his meritorious services to the MNJTF.
Genaral Sallah praised “his zealous pursuit of peace and security in the Lake Chad Basin.”
Speaking further, Lieutenant General Sallah said “the good people and the Government of Chad are satisfied with your performance while at the helm of the Task Force.”
“As you return to Nigeria, I wish you success in your future endeavours,” Lieutenant General Sallah added.
The brief ceremony was attended by the Executive Secretary of Lake Chad Basin Commission, Ambassador Mamman Nuhu; the Special Representative of the African Union Commission Chairperson, Ambassador Zaina Nyiramatama; the Force Commander MNJTF, Major General Ibrahim Yusuf and Chadian Government officials among others.