Cash gifts and brand new bicycles were presented to 58 soldiers selected from various units of the Nigerian Army (NA) in Jos, Plateau.
The presentation was done by the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 3 Division and Commander Operation SAFE HAVEN (OPSH), Major General Abdulsalam Bagudu Ibrahim at Headquarters 3 Division Auditorium Jos.
According to the GOC, the items was in recognition of the hard work, dedication to duty and good conduct of the soldiers.
General Ibrahim noted the initiative was part of his vision to reward hard work and commitment to duty and also serve as means to motivate other personnel in the Cantonment to be more dedicated to their task.
He revealed that it was not just hard work that earned the recipients the award but a combination of hard results and character.
He warned that soldiers must not be found wanting, as anybody found indisciplined and engaged in misconduct shall face appropriate sanctions.
Earlier in his welcome remarks, the Chief Of Staff Headquarters 3 Division NA, Brigadier General David Kurmi, appreciated the GOC for making the welfare of troops and their family members a topmost priority in the cantonment.
He urged commanders at all levels to objectively select recipients of such gifts to encourage others to aspire to achieve the feats.
Also, he charged the recipient to maintain the standard of discipline and dedicate more of their energy to serving the country.