Cyril Iruegbukpe, a freshly promoted officer, was honored on Tuesday in New York by George Edokpa, the deputy permanent representative of Nigeria to the UN.
The officer was elevated to colonel status.
Out of the 65 officers that graduated from the Nigerian Defence Academy in 2004, Mr. Iruegbukpe is one of 39 officers who have been promoted to the rank of colonel.
He is a Staff Officer Grade 1 Operations at the Defence Section of Nigeria’s Permanent Mission to the UN in New York at the moment.
Mr. Edokpa commended the officer and praised his devotion to duty, praising his efforts at the previous UN General Assembly (UNGA), which took place in September.
We praise God on all of your accomplishments and pray for even greater heights in life, he stated.
The Director of the Nigeria Permanent Mission to the UN’s chancery, Benjamin Olafaju, praised Mr. Iruegbukpe as a good officer to work with and recalled how hard he worked during the previous UNGA.
“I want you to know that a promotion entails more responsibility, but with God on your side and your family’s support, the sky is the limit,” he remarked.
In the name of the inspector general of police, ACP Baba Kalli, the police adviser at the mission’s defense section, congratulated the officer.