Reactions have trailed the decoration of Adeboye Obasanjo with the new rank of Brigadier-General by his father, former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
Naija News reports that Obasanjo had on Wednesday decorated his son with the new rank following his recent promotion from Colonel to Brigadier-General in the Nigerian Army.
The former president decorated his son at an event held at the Nigerian Army Engineers (NAE) Headquarters in Bonny Camp, Victoria Island, Lagos State.
Although the decoration is usually done by the spouse and a superior officer, Obasanjo was accorded the honour of being a former Head of State and ex-president.
Recall that Adeboye was shot in the leg by Boko Haram in Baza in Adamawa State on September 8, 2014, and was treated for some months before recovering.
Some soldiers under the platoon he commanded died in the attack. Adeboye had been deployed to the battlefield from 3 Division in Jos, Plateau State.
Nigerians have taken to social media to congratulate the former president’s son on his new rank and wish him well in his endeavours, while others knocked the former President over his son’s achievement.
See some of the reactions below.
@LadolliPeace wrote: “Congratulations Sir. More Appointments and Promotions shall come your way in Jesus name.”
@Zictoure wrote: “I doubt if there’s any General that doesn’t have at least one of his kids in the military.
They mostly have more than one, especially here in the north.”
@LUCKYpaskalo wrote: “Preparing this one for Aso rock already. I won’t be surprised any day he comes to run for ….”
@Johnway21324322 wrote: “The son is a very good and nice officer honestly. Once met him in Zaria as an Engineer Commander….May Almighty God bless him with more promotion and good health.”
@itz_Oludaniel wrote: “Wow! It’s great when you see your son follow your good step and he’s doing great in it. What a proud father he would be right now.”
@kingkungfist wrote: “The elite knows the powers of the Arm forces and Police, they keep slotting their children in…”
@StephenPhils wrote: “He deserves it at least bandit shoot am for leg some time ago but he survived it. So him don pay de price. I no even sure say him papa don collect that kind of bullet before Face with tears of joy.”
@ojiemeka1 wrote: “A rank well deserved, congratulations my commander...”