Theatre Commander General Chibuisi Bags Collin Powell Meritorious Award for Soldering
By Lawrence Audu
Theatre Commander, Joint Task Force Northeast Operation Hadin Kai, Major General Gold Chibuisi, is set to receive the highly prestigious Collin Powell Meritorious Award for Soldering CPMAS during the grand celebration of the 10th Edition of OurNigeria News Magazine Awards, taking place Sunday, in Abuja.
General Chibuisi’s well-deserved nomination stems from his exceptional track record and unwavering commitment to duty while leading the charge against the Boko Haram insurgency in the volatile Northeast region and the vast expanse of the Lake Chad Basin. His remarkable leadership skills and professionalism have left an indelible mark on the ongoing battle against terrorism.
The Collin Powell Meritorious Award for Soldering, named in honour of the distinguished General Collin Powell, stands as the highest form of recognition bestowed upon an active military officer by the esteemed magazine. General Powell, renowned for his remarkable military career and his influential role as the United States Secretary of State, has become synonymous with excellence, integrity, and extraordinary service to his nation.
Major General Gold Chibuisi is a seasoned Army General hailing from the Nigerian Army Infantry Corps. He assumed duty on July 13, 2023, as the 13th Theatre Commander of Joint Task Force (North East) Operation HADIN KAI. With an illustrious career, Major General Chibuisi has made significant contributions to the Nigerian military.
Having completed the prestigious 40th Regular Course at the Nigerian Defence Academy in Kaduna, Major General Chibuisi demonstrates a strong educational foundation. Throughout his career, he has pursued continuous professional development, attending numerous courses that have enhanced his skills and knowledge.
Major General Chibuisi’s commitment and dedication to his duties have been recognized through several honours and awards. These include the Distinguished Service Star, passed staff Course (Dagger), Fellow of the National Defence University in China, and the Field Command Medal of Honour.
His previous appointments further demonstrate his capabilities and leadership. Major General Chibuisi has served as a Directing Staff at the esteemed Armed Forces Command and Staff College Jaji in Nigeria. He has also held positions such as Commander of 1 Division Garrison in Kaduna, Commander of 19 Brigade in Baga (North East), and General Officer Commanding of 2 Division Nigerian Army in Ibadan, South West Nigeria. Notably, he served as the Force Commander of the Multinational Joint Task Force in N’Djamena, Chad, where he made significant contributions to multinational counter-insurgency efforts in the Lake Chad Basin.
Major General Chibuisi is widely recognized as an accomplished and results-driven leader. He consistently strives for excellence in all aspects of his work, settling for nothing less than the best.
Beyond his military responsibilities, Major General Chibuisi enjoys engaging in various hobbies. He finds relaxation and enjoyment in playing badminton, chess, jogging, and exploring the frontiers of knowledge.
Previous recipients of this prestigious accolade include illustrious figures such as the current Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Musa, former Defence Chief General Lucky Irabor, and former Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Farouk Yahya. These exceptional individuals have been honoured for their outstanding contributions in the relentless fight against insurgency, as well as their unparalleled dedication to motivating troops on the frontlines.
The momentous occasion will be graced by the distinguished presence of the former Chief of Army Staff and former Nigerian Ambassador to the Republic of Benin, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, who will be assuming the role of Chairman for the event. General Buratai, a highly respected figure in the military realm, brings with him a wealth of experience and commitment to the betterment of our great nation.
This prestigious award serves as a resounding testament to General Chibuisi’s exceptional contributions to the nation and is poised to ignite an even greater sense of purpose within him. It is an acknowledgment of his unalloyed dedication, unparalleled leadership, and selfless service to the country. As he receives this distinguished honour, the expectation is that General Chibuisi will be further motivated to continue his invaluable work in safeguarding the nation and uplifting the lives of its citizens.