– The Nigerian army recently gave popular comedian Igodye an award
– The award was in recognition of his efforts in supporting the military
– Congratulations to him It’s not every day one hears that the Nigerian army is giving an award to entertainers. Not to talk of giving awards to comedians. This has changed as popular comedian Igodye was honoured by the army for his support of their activities
He took to Instagram to share how happy he is for the award. See his post below:
“I am astonished with the honour bestowed on me by the Nigerian army, through the chief of army staff, General TY Buratai. When I dedicated the Africa child prize to this noble institution, I was just expressing gratitude for their sacrifices, which included finding some of the Chibok girls, their relentless efforts towards bringing peace to the North east and most importantly for laying their lives for the sake of peace and unity across Nigeria and beyond. Never did I envisage that my little contribution will be identified for commendation. I’m indeed grateful for this honour presented to me by the chief of army staff and the Nigerian army.
It will challenge many others to cooperate and expand partnership with the army; promoting a sense of responsibility to all citizens of this country to understand that the fight against terrorism and other agitations are not in our best interest. I will continually use this medium to seek support, using my artistic work to project and express the laudable virtues of this noble institution. Once again, I applaud the leadership standard of the chief of army staff, for this remarkable honour that will change the perception of the ordinary citizens towards the Nigerian Army.” Congrats to him.