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From Inner Life to Outer World: How Women, Gen Z Are Invested in Business Education

Survey finds interest in tech sector stagnates for post-school career while the U.S. continues to attract global talent upon rebounding mobility
RESTON, Va., April 10, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — People thinking about going back to business schools are more interested in enriching their lives than increasing their incomes, according to a survey of prospective students of graduate management education (GME) released by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), a global association representing leading business schools. Seventy-nine percent of prospective students worldwide are motivated to pursue GME to better their lives and develop their potential—15 percentage points more than the next-best motivator, increasing income.

Furthermore, women, millennials, underrepresented U.S. candidates, and first-generation prospective students are all statistically more likely to indicate post-GME career preference for the government or nonprofit sector, which tends to be more stable and socially engaged though less lucrative than the private sector. Gen Z, on the other hand, are most interested in entering the finance and accounting industry, and about 10 percentage points more likely to cite increasing their incomes and expanding their networks as top motivators for pursuing GME than their older counterparts.

“In response to queries frequently received from our schools, we asked additional questions in our survey this year because meaningful shifts in prospective student demographics are underway. Understanding candidates from Gen Z—now the largest generation applying to business schools—is critical as programs plan for expanding the pipeline down the road,” said Joy Jones, CEO of GMAC. “We want to take a closer look at the trends among women, first-generation, and U.S. underrepresented candidates to equip schools with the knowledge that ensures every talented person can benefit from the best business education for them.”

Full-time MBA programs continue dominance while in-person experience trumps for Gen Z

Since 2019, the two-year MBA has been the preferred program among candidates globally. This year, the one-year MBA surpassed it as the most popular program choice, though the difference remains within the margin of error. Taken together, the full-time MBA of any duration continues to surpass interest in more flexible or executive MBAs and business master’s programs.

Gen Z is most interested in the two-year MBA and millennials are most interested in the one-year MBA. Despite growing up as digital natives, Gen Z also have a strong preference for in-person study, with 80 percent of Gen Z reporting preference for this modality compared to 69 percent of millennials. This could be an indication of where each generation is in their career—older candidates may have more established networks or more responsibilities at work or at home, while younger candidates are more interested in expanding their networks and may have more ease entering and exiting GME.

Flexibility speaks to women candidates as interest in the technology sector stagnates

It is true overall global preference remains with in-person learning. But online—and especially hybrid—programs have made in-roads with groups most likely to benefit from the flexibility they offer, specifically women, first-generation, and millennial candidates.

“There is no doubt that these programs play an important role in the overall equity of graduate management education, attracting candidates who rely on flexible program delivery and may not otherwise pursue a business degree,” said Anthony Wilbon, dean of Howard University’s School of Business and a board member of GMAC.

After graduation, consulting remains the top post-GME industry across generations and regions. Though change may be on the horizon in the number two slot – the technology industry – as Gen Z show more interest in finance and accounting than technology. While data was collected largely before the recent retraction of the tech industry, this year’s results demonstrate underlying challenges with the pipeline of GME candidates interested in tech—namely that Gen Z, women, and underrepresented U.S. candidates are less interested in the field.

The United States remain the top consideration as a study destination

COVID-19 forced people around the world to stay at home, but candidates are again looking to study abroad. Prospective students interested in studying outside of their country of citizenship are up, especially in Europe and Asia/Pacific Islands compared to last year – 84 percent of candidates from Asia are looking to study outside of their country of citizenship compared to 79 percent last year, and 81 percent of candidates from Europe are looking to study outside of their country of citizenship compared to 77 percent last year.

The trends driving candidates to study in places like the United States and Western Europe have not changed since last year. After losing the top spot for a year in 2020, the U.S. remains the most preferred study destination – driven by reputation and perceived career preparation, with 42 percent of respondents indicating interest, followed by Europe (37%) and Canada (9%). While candidates perceive U.S. GME programs as more expensive than others in Europe, Canada, or Australia, candidates also believe there is more financial aid available in the United States.

About the Prospective Student Survey

For more than a decade, the GMAC Prospective Students Survey has provided the world’s graduate business schools with critical insights into the decision-making processes of people currently considering applying to a graduate management education (GME) program. This year’s summary report considers data collected in the 2022 calendar year from 2,710 respondents in 131 countries around the world. Among them, 40 percent are female, 44 percent are younger than 24 years-old, 21 percent are U.S. underrepresented population, and 55 percent majored in a non-business field as undergraduates. The survey continues to explore trends in the candidate pipeline, program preferences, and career goals, with new questions added this year about first-generation candidates, motivations for pursuing graduate management education, and social issues like sustainability and corporate social responsibility. The report also considers the longevity of trends in online and hybrid education and candidate mobility brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

About GMAC

The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) is a mission-driven association of leading graduate business schools worldwide. GMAC provides world-class research, industry conferences, recruiting tools, and assessments for the graduate management education industry as well as resources, events, and services that help guide candidates through their higher education journey. Owned and administered by GMAC, the Graduate Management Admission Test™ (GMAT™) exam is the most widely used graduate business school assessment.

More than 12 million prospective students a year trust GMAC’s websites, including, to learn about MBA and business master’s programs, connect with schools around the world, prepare and register for exams and get advice on successfully applying to MBA and business master’s programs. BusinessBecause and GMAC Tours are subsidiaries of GMAC, a global organization with offices in China, India, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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Enernet Global completes rapid delivery of 4MW start-up power generation for off-grid smelting facility in South Africa and is on track to deliver full hybrid solar and battery storage system to reduce emissions

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, April 10, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Enernet Global (“Enernet”) remains on-track to deliver a full-hybrid system for the Ironveld Smelting (“Ironveld”) Rustenburg smelter complex in South Africa, having already provided start-up generation required.

Following the successful implementation of a 1MW temporary power plant commissioned in late 2022, Enernet has deployed the first of four stages of power upgrades for the Ironveld. The first stage involves a 4MW power plant that enabled ‘Hot Commissioning’ of the first of three planned operating furnaces. This process included smelting of test quantities of magnetite ore in order to produce HPI and titanium slag. Working in a close partnership with Ironveld and their sub-contractors, Enernet managed the rapid delivery of the first stage power with no safety or environmental incidents. Despite the inherent challenges of labour and equipment shortages due to countrywide stage four load shedding, the project was completed in less than 10 days.

Delivering the fast-tracked power involved road freight conveys from Johannesburg, a 90-tonne crane and a site crew of up to 20 working around the clock to deliver the much needed power in a record time. Enernet’s Vice President Engineering, Dusan Nikolic led the onsite pre-delivery electrical safety tests and inspections. “The delivery of stage one power was a combined effort between Ironveld and Enernet, the quality and speed at which the work was completed is a testament to how well the two companies worked together as a team.”

Enernet are now progressing multiple work packages in preparation for the future stages of power upgrades which will boost the on-site power capacity for the operation of three of the furnaces). These upgrades will enable the smelter complex to process approximately 40,000 tonnes of Ironveld’s magnetite ore per annum which, in turn, will provide 20,000 tonnes of high purity iron, 190 tonnes of vanadium in slag; and 3,800 tonnes of titanium in slag.

Ironveld Smelting’s CEO, Thamaga Mphahlele, commented “Our partnership with Enernet is working extremely well and is provides us with the confidence we need execute our expansion plans over the coming months.”

Imminently, work will begin on the design and construction of both rooftop and ground mounted solar power systems with a combined capacity of 6MW, for which Enernet’s power engineers are working with South African-based contractors.

The final stage of power implementation will comprise a hybrid of energy technologies including solar power, a battery energy storage and clean burn, liquefied natural gas generators.

The solar system, battery storage and LNG generators will be fully-funded by Enernet and once operational, power will be purchased by Ironveld under a 20-year energy services agreement. “The team at Ironveld have a ‘can do’ mindset which aligns with our business culture and has been key to completing the project milestones safely and on time,” Enernet’s Business Development Manager, Martin Smith concluded.

About Enernet Global Inc
Enernet Global is a distributed energy service provider that finances, builds, owns and operates microgrids and drives the adoption of renewable energy, battery storage and energy efficiency solutions that displace CO2 emissions. Built on the company’s proprietary software platform, Enernet Global’s Energy-as-a-Service offering benefits on and off-grid customers by providing less expensive, more resilient power solutions at no capital outlay for customers.

Enernet has operations in Australia, the Philippines, the Caribbean and Sub-Saharan Africa, where it focuses on power solutions for sectors that include island development, mining, commercial and industrial, remote communities, agriculture, utilities and hospitality.

About Ironveld
Ironveld (IRON.LN) is the owner of Mining Rights over approximately 28 kilometres of outcropping Bushveld magnetite with a SAMREC compliant ore resource of some 56 million tons of ore grading 1,12% V2O5, 68,6% Fe2O3 and 14,7% TiO2. In 2022 Ironveld agreed to acquire and refurbish a smelter facility in Rustenburg, South Africa, in which it can process its magnetite ore into the marketable products of high purity iron, titanium slag and vanadium slag.

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Côte d’Ivoire – AIP / Les populations du Béré invitées à s’approprier le budget citoyen

Les populations de la région du Béré (centre-ouest) ont été invitées à s’approprier le budget de l’Etat, lors d’une campagne de vulgarisation du budget citoyen qui a eu lieu à la salle de réunions de la direction des Sports de Mankono.

Dans la poursuite de l’efficacité de l’action publique, le gouvernement s’est engagé dans une dynamique d’amélioration de la transparence dans la gestion des finances publiques. C’est dans cette optique qu’a été élaboré le budget citoyen au titre de l’année 2023, a affirmé le directeur du Patrimoine de l’Etat (DPE), Ali Cissoko, ajoutant que ce document traduit, de façon synthétique et dans un langage accessible à tous, l’information budgétaire.

En vue d’atteindre l’objectif recherché, la direction régionale du Budget et des Finances du Worodougou s’est attelée à faire comprendre ce budget citoyen aux populations du Béré, afin que celles-ci se l’approprient.

« Le budget citoyen matérialise la volonté du gouvernement de rapprocher davantage le budget de l’Etat des populations, en facilitant sa compréhension et en favorisant son appropriation. En rendant l’information budgétaire accessible à tous, il favorise l’appropriation des actions du gouvernement par les populations, leur contribution à l’amélioration des politiques publiques et leur adhésion au civisme fiscal », a expliqué M. Cissoko.

Le préfet de la région du Béré et du département de Mankono, Jules Gouessé, a souhaité une adhésion totale des populations, en présence des directeurs et chefs de services, des chefs traditionnels et religieux.

La campagne de vulgarisation du budget citoyen, en 2022, a concerné les localités de Séguéla, Boundiali, Soubré, Divo, Adzopé, Dimbokro, Touba et de Duékoué.

Mankono, Sassandra, Grand-Lahou, Toumodi, Bongouanou, Ouangolodougou, Bouaflé et Guiglo sont les villes retenues pour la campagne 2023.

Source: Agence Ivoirienne de Presse


Côte d’Ivoire-AIP/ Les cadres de Tafiré-Badikaha-Niédiékaha offrent 25 T de vivres aux communautés religieuses et aux cantines scolaires

Les cadres de Tafiré-Badikaha-Niédiékaha (centre-nord, région du Hambol) ont remis, dimanche 09 avril 2023, sur l’esplanade de l’hôtel de ville de Tafiré, 25 T de vivres aux communautés chrétiennes et musulmanes ainsi qu’aux cantines des écoles primaire des trois localités, en présence du préfet Maténin Ouattara, des chefs de services publics, para-publics et privés et des guides religieux et traditionnels de Niakara.

Selon le maire Coulibaly Sounkalo dit Charles Sanga, ces dons relèvent de la solidarité, de l’unité, de l’entente et surtout de la cohésion qui sont, depuis 2018, au cœur des décisions, actions et projets des cadres de Tafiré-Badikaha-Niédiékaha, unis au sein d’une coordination.

Par ailleurs président du comité d’organisation de la cérémonie de remise de vivres aux musulmans et chrétiens en cette période de fête de Pâques et de carême du Ramadan, le maire Coulibaly a exprimé sa profonde reconnaissance aux fils et filles de Tafiré, Badikaha et Niédiékaha pour leur don de soi, leur générosité et leur implication soutenue dans le développement harmonieux et durable des trois localités.

Le directeur général des Impôts (DGI), Ouattara Sié Abou, président de la coordination des cadres et élus de Tafiré-Badikaha-Niédiékaha, a exhorté, pour sa part, les guides religieux et les autorités traditionnelles ainsi que l’ensemble des populations à faire constamment des bénédictions et des prières pour le président Alassane Ouattara et le vice-président Tiémoko Meyliet Koné, cadre natif de Tafiré, pour le vivre ensemble, la cohésion sociale et la paix en Côte d’Ivoire.

« Celui qui sait partager un grain de riz, saura partager un sac de riz », a-t-il affirmé avant de souligner que la coordination des cadres, dont il est le porte-parole, inscrit le partage, l’entente et la solidarité comme un modèle obligatoire prescrit par leurs aînés au nombre desquels le vice-président Tiémoko Meyliet Koné.

Source: Agence Ivoirienne de Presse


*Côte d’Ivoire-AIP/La municipalité de Bonoua offre des vivres aux musulmans de la commune

La municipalité de Bonoua offert des vivres à la communauté musulmane locale.

Les dons, composés de kits alimentaires, ont été remis mercredi 5 avril 2023 aux fidèles religieux de Bonoua, de Yaou et de Samo par le premier adjoint au maire Toppé Kissy Sylvestre, pour manifester la solidarité de la municipalité aux fidèles en cette période de jeûne avant de leur souhaiter un fructueux mois de Ramadan à cette communauté.

Les bénéficiaires ont fait des prières et bénédictions au donateur.

Source: Agence Ivoirienne de Presse


Bruno records double-double in NBA regular season last stage

The Angolan power forward Bruno Fernando scored 19 points and recorded 10 rebounds and with that achievement he was one of the players who was prominent in the last game of the NBA regular season, played on Sunday night in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.

Despite his team´s defeat, the Atlanta Hawks, who lost to his former team Celtics by 114-120, the Angolan player only played 22 minutes.

Bruno Fernando had an efficiency of 72.7% (8/11) in field shots and 75% (3/4) in free throws.

The Atlanta Hawks although already defeated are qualified for the “Play-In Tournament”, in which they will face the winner of the match between Miami Heat and Toronto Raptors.

Bruno Fernando, 24 years old, is the first and only Angolan to reach the NBA. He is 2,6 meters tall and was graduated at the 1º de Agosto school.

Bruno has also played in Houston Rockets and Maine Celtics teams.

Source: Angola Press News Agency


Davies, Eva win Series Three Table Tennis Competition

Isaac Davies from the Potsports team and Eva Adom Amankwaa from the Ghana Army have been crowned winners of the Ghana Table Tennis Association (GTTA) Series Three competition played at the Hathiramani Hall of the Accra Sports Stadium on Saturday.

Davies defeated Godwin Alabi from Hopes team for the first position, while Augustine Baidoo winner of the Series One tournament came third with Samuel Hagan from Potsports placing fourth.

In the women’s division, Eva Adom Amankwaa from the Ghana Army came first followed by Bernice Borle Borquaye from the Ghana Navy team whereas Beatrice Gyasi and Frema Cecelia from the Police team placed third and fourth respectively.

Speaking to the GNA Sports after the competition, Davies expressed his excitement and pledged to win more medals in the coming years.

He said, ‘I want to use this platform to thank the President of the federation, organisers, coaches and referees for organising the tournament as part of the preparations towards the Africa Games to be held in Ghana’.

Madam Amankwa winner of the women’s said the competition was not easy but through hard work she was able to win.

She said, ‘this competition wasn’t easy at all, it was by the Grace of the God almighty and my hard work that made me to win’.

Source: Ghana News Agency


Buhari’s N320bn TETFund grant highest in 30 years – BMO

The latest disbursement of N320.3 billion as intervention fund for public tertiary institutions is yet another evidence of President Muhammadu Buhari’s desire to improve higher education in the country.

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) said in a statement signed by its Chairman Niyi Akinsiju and Secretary Cassidy Madueke that the 2023 Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) disbursement to tertiary institutions is the highest in 30 years.

“If there is any administration that many Nigerians are not fair to, it is the President Muhammadu Buhari administration which has been accused of ignoring the education sector.

“But the latest information from TETFund has once more shown how insincere many of the critics of the administration have been in their assessment.

“We have been constantly assailed with tales of poor funding of public tertiary institutions but the facts on ground have continued to put a lie to that claim as seen in the latest TETFund approvals to the schools.

“According to the TETFund Executive Secretary, the 2023 allocation to tertiary institutions is N320 billion which represents the highest disbursement to the institutions since the Fund was created 30 years ago.

“For the avoidance of doubt, each federal university is to get N1.154 billion, the polytechnics get N699.3 million each while colleges of education are to receive N800.8 million each for 2023 alone.

“This is unprecedented and it goes without saying that there has never been a time in Nigeria’s history that public institutions of learning got this much even at the height of the various oil booms of previous administrations, ” the group added.

BMO said that public institutions of learning got more funding in the Buhari years than at any time in the nation’s history.

“We make bold to say with the benefit of publicly available information that yearly allocations on President Buhari’s watch to these schools have consistently been higher than previous years.

“The Buhari-era disbursement to public universities, polytechnics and colleges of education totalled N1.702trillion compared to N1.249trillion disbursed from the inception of the fund in 1993 to 2014.

“But that of 2023 clearly stood out, and like officials of the ministry of education we hope that beneficiary institutions would use the intervention funds judiciously”.

Source: News Agency of Nigeria


Handle 2023 election litigations firmly- LP candidate

The Labour Party Candidate for Abia South Senatorial District, Mr Chinedu Onyeizu, has urged the judiciary to be firm in delivering justice in all litigations on the 2023 general election.

Onyeizu gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abuja.

He urged judges handling various litigations at all levels of the elections to discharge their responsibilities with honour, transparency and competence.

“Every Nigerian is hoping that the judiciary will be their last hope.

“The judges should look at the cases critically and be fair to all those who have approached the court for judgments, including my principal at the presidential level and all LP and other parties’ candidates,’’ Onyeizu said.

He said that Nigerians were looking at situations where justice would be obtained even against the rich, the powerful and influential politicians in Nigeria.

“We are looking at a scenario where the son of nobody, without knowing anybody aspiring to become somebody in Nigeria can achieve his dream.

“I am hoping and praying that the judges will be fair in discharging their judgments,’’ the LP candidate said.

Onyeizu, also seeking redress on the outcome of Feb. 25 Abia South Senatorial election, expressed confidence that the judiciary would dispense justice on the matter.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Sen. Enyinnaya Abaribe, winner of the Abia South election with the highest 49, 903 votes.

Onyeizu scored 43,903, while the incumbent Governor of Abia, Okezie Ikpeazu of PDP scored 28,422 votes.

Onyeizu alleged that the election was marred by obvious irregularities and malpractices including falsification of results.

He also claimed that the declaration of Abaribe, who was former Minority Leader of the senate, as winner of the election was not in conformity with provisions of the Electoral Act.

“Basically, elections were not held in about over 108 polling units in Abia South. We have looked at those polling units and we discovered that, over 31,000 voters with PVCs were not able to cast their votes.

“Also the marginal lead between the purported winner of the election, Abaribe and the first runner up, which is myself is estimated to be about 5,800.

“The Electoral Act states that if the margin of lead is less than the total number of voters that are being disenfranchised, such elections should be declared inconclusive,’’ Onyeizu said.

He expressed confidence that the election tribunal would look into his petition based on merit, ensure that justice is done on the matter.

Onyeizu appealed to his supporters in Abia to be calm and believe in the judiciary, assuring them that effort was ongoing to reclaim the people’s mandate.

“I see us emerging victorious because ours is a very clear case of intimidation, impunity and abuse of power.

“I see us celebrating. I see a delayed celebration of victory, which will happen and by then we will be rest assured that the people’s mandate has been returned to them.

“I am not contesting for Senate, but Abia South people are all contesting through me and the mandate should be returned back to the people,’’ he added. (NAN)(

Source: News Agency of Nigeria


10th NASS: Why Sen. Kalu should be next Senate President

The Progressive Youth Group, has urged the All Progressives Congress (APC) to zone the Senate Presidency to the South-East.

To this end, the pressure group had endorsed Sen. Orji Uzor Kalu (APC-Abia) who is the Chief Whip of the Senate as the next Senate President.

This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Monday by the group’s Convener, Mr Idris Jibril.

He said: “having thoughtfully considered several factors and the greater good for all, the Progressive Youth Group hereby endorses Kalu as the next Senate President of the 10th Assembly.”

Jibril said that the senate as a critical institution provides a crucible for balance of power within the system of government practiced in Nigeria.

“The President-elect is from South-West, Vice President-elect from North-East, it is our fervent believe that the Senate President should come from the South-East.”

The convener also called on the Council of State to join their voices in this worthy endeavour.

“We believe that their endorsement of Kalu will further strengthen his candidacy and send a strong message of unity to the entire country.

“We urge the National Working Committee (NWC) of the APC, the President-elect, elected legislators, and stakeholders to put aside their differences and work toward a common good for the country.

“This is not about political affiliation but about the interest of the country and the Nigerian people.”

He described Kalu as a distinguished Nigerian leader, businessman, and philanthropist with a strong track record of achievements.

“Kalu has contributed immensely to the development of Nigeria in various capacities, including serving as the Governor of Abia State from 1999 to 2007.

“During his tenure, he initiated several development projects in the state, such as the construction of the Abia State University Teaching Hospital, Abia State University School of Law, and the Abia State Polytechnic, among others.”

Jibril said that if Kalu emerges as Senate President, he would help to douse tension in the South-East region and foster unity as well as integration.

“The region has been experiencing heightened tension and insecurity, and there is an urgent need to address this situation,” Jibril said.

Source: News Agency of Nigeria


Owo Catholic Church reopens 10 months after gunmen attack

St. Francis Catholic Church, Owaluwa, Owo in Ondo State on Sunday reopened for service ten months after a deadly attack on the church by gunmen.

The News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) reports that no fewer than 40 worshippers died in the June 5, 2022 attack by gunmen.

Worshippers who defied fears to attend Easter Sunday service expressed pleasure for the reopening of the church.

Addressing the congregants, Bishop Jude Arogundade, the Catholic Bishop of Ondo Diocese, lamented the growing level of insecurity in the country.

Arogundade appealed to the government to ensure that the attackers were brought to book to serve as deterrent to others.

The bishop prayed for the congregants, especially the injured and those that lost their relatives, promising that the church would not abandon them.

Some worshippers who were unable to control their emotions were seen weeping, while recalling the ugly incident.

Arogundade appreciated the Aids to the Church in Need, Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu and other donors for extending their help to the church.

He asked the church members to keep praying for those still suffering and in trauma as a result of the attack, stating that the church would continue to comfort those in pain.

He, however, solicited for more assistance from the Federal Government and the well-to-do in the society for the victims and the church.

“We are still waiting for the Federal Government. These are your citizens; let them know they belong to you. I have criticised you enough but if you do well, I will praise you.

“Some who have psychological issues are still many; but we believe that with our support and prayers they will return,” he said.

Speaking on the reopening of the church, Mrs Jumoke Oyekorode, who lost her mother in the attack, said that the vacuum left by her mother had yet to be filled.

Oyekorode added that it was a good thing for her mother to have died in the church, and thanked God for the reopening of the church.

Also, Mrs Margaret Ata, a survivor of the attack, said that she was happy to be back in the church, though as an amputee.

Ata, who lost her an eye and two legs as a result of injuries sustained in the attack, stated that two of her children were on scholarship. (NAN)( )

Source: News Agency of Nigeria


Cyber security expert hails military leadership over ongoing operations

Prof. Ojo Ademola, Nigeria’s First Professor of Cyber Security and Information Technology Management, has hailed the current leadership of the Armed Forces of Nigeria for their professionalism in the ongoing operations.

Adomola said this in a statement on Monday in Abuja.

He said the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Lucky Irabor, had brought in a professional touch and unique administration that had proven to be a masterstroke in the ongoing war against insurgency.

Ademola said the ability of the defence chief to get the service chiefs and personnel of the armed forces behind him without any distractions was, not only commendable but an exceptional subject of analysis.

According to him, the level of synergy among the service chiefs is what you see in the very advanced world.

He said that the military operations, before the appointment of the current military leadership, lacked a clear strategic, tactical and operational frontage.

According to him, not much was achieve because several distractions prevailed.

He said: “Immediately Gen. Irabor came, we got a clear sense of what we needed to do to clear out the insurgents and win the war.

“Irabor is an incredible military man, genuine war commandant, and safeguard and defender.

“Through his apt commitment to ending the dreadful scourge of Boko Haram and other security threats, he has served as a beacon of light in the darkness that has since engulfed Nigeria during a time of extreme insecurity.

“This generation has learned from Gen. Irabor that gloomy times can positively turn into glorious ones.

“His understanding of military all-inclusive strategies and deployments is outstanding in every way.

Ademola said the CDS had demonstrated that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari made the right choice by hiring him as defene chief at the right time.

“Have you seen, at this age, a man who is so conscientious?

Have you noticed that there is a man in this country who can take the bull by the horns and free the people from the grip of fear and insurgency?

“The CDS is a gentleman looking at him and he has shown that with intellect, Nigeria can achieve a lot.

“What is presently playing out in ongoing military operations is the use of the intellectual framework to deal with security challenges,” he said.

Source: News Agency of Nigeria