Beware of the Detractors. Here are Buhari’s Education, Work Experience and Honors

A friend and recent convert to the Buhari candidacy told me how he came about supporting Buhari.

According to him, in the last election, he noticed how desperately Buhari’s opponents tried to disparage his character and wondered why all they had in their ammunition were either petty, unverifiable or doctored information. He wondered why they could not focus on facts and substantial issues.

He looked closer, decided to scrutinize and the rest is history.

This is 2015 and the game play is repeating itself.

If you point out that under Jonathan, 20 of the 27 Local Governments of Bornu State have been surrendered to the control of Boko Haram, PDP goons respond asking for Buhari’s certificate.

They want you to believe Buhari who was once the Minister of Petroleum, A Military Governor, Military Secretary, Head of State etc achieved all that without an education.

They do not actually . They want to distract you

Below is a summary of Buhari’s Education , Work Experience and Honours

Buhari has served our nation gallantly and at worst he deserves not to be lied about.

General Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR

PETROLEUM TRUST FUND
03 / 1995 – 05 / 1999

Executive Chairman

NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES

12 / 1983 – 08 / 1985

Commander in Chief

FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA

12 / 1983 – 08 / 1985

Head of State

NIGERIAN ARMY

11 / 1981 – 12 / 1983

General Officer Commanding, 3rd Armored Division

08 / 1980 – 01 / 1981

General Officer Commanding, 4th Infantry Division,

07 / 1978 – 06 / 1979

Member, Supreme Military Council

07 / 1978 – 06 / 1979

Military Secretary, Army Headquarters

NIGERIAN NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION

07 / 1978 – 06 / 1979

Chairman

FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA

03 / 1976 – 06 / 1978

Federal Commissioner for Petroleum Resources

NORTH EASTERN STATE OF NIGERIA

08 / 1975 – 03 / 1976

Military Governor

NIGERIAN ARMY

09 / 1974 – 07 / 1975

Acting Director Supply and Transport, Nigeria Army Corps Headquarters

NIGERIAN ARMY

01 / 1974 – 09 / 1974

Colonel,General Staff, 3rd Infantry Division Headquarters

NIGERIAN ARMY

07 / 1971 – 12 / 1972

Assistant Adjutant-General, 1st Infantry Division Headquarters

NIGERIAN ARMY

02 / 1970 – 06 / 1971

Commander, 31st Infantry Brigade, 1st Infantry Division

NIGERIAN ARMY

11 / 1968 – 02 / 1970

Acting Commander, 4th Sector, 1st Division, November

1968 –February 1970

NIGERIAN ARMY

08 / 1967 – 10 / 1968

Brigade Major, 3rd Infantry Division

NIGERIAN ARMY

04 / 1967 – 07 / 1967
Brigade Major, 2nd Sector, 1st Infantry Division

NIGERIAN ARMY

1966 – 1967

Battalion Adjutant/Commander, 2nd Infantry Brigade

NIGERIAN ARMY

1965 – 1966

Transport Company Commander, 2nd Infantry Brigade

NIGERIAN ARMY

1964 – 1965

Mechanical Transport Officer, Lagos Garrison

NIGERIAN ARMY

1963 – 1964

Professional Achievements Platoon Commander, 2nd Infantry Battalion

EDUCATION

UNITED STATES ARMY WAR COLLEGE

1979 – 1980

Master’s Degree , Military Strategic Studies, General

DEFENCE SERVICES STAFF COLLEGE, WELLINGTON, INDIA

1973

NIGERIAN MILITARY TRAINING SCHOOL

1963

ROYAL MILITARY ACADEMY

1963

GOVERNMENT COLLEGE KATSINA ( FORMERLY KATSINA PROVINCIAL SECONDARY SCHOOL )

1956 – 1961

KATSINA MODEL SCHOOL

1953

PRIMARY SCHOOL DAURA

1948 – 1952

HONORS

GCFR: Grand Commander of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

Federal Republic of Nigeria

DSM: Defence Service Medal

Nigerian Army

NSM: National Service Medal

Nigerian Army

GSM: General Service Medal

Nigerian Army

LSGCM: Loyal Service and Good Conduct Medal

Nigerian Army

FSS: Forces Service Star

Nigerian Army

CM: The Congo Medal Honorary

Nigerian Army

Honorary Doctor of Science Degree (Honoris Causa)

Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi.

December 1994

Honorary Doctor of Letters degree (Honoris Causa)

University of Calabar

Honorary Doctor of Law degree (Honoris Causa)

Benue State University.

-Hon S A Kawu Sumaila



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