The U.S has honoured Air Vice Marshall Mohammed Aminu Yakubu, for his contribution to the fight against violent extremism.
U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa Commander, Gen. Jeffrey Harrigian, presented Yakubu with “The Legion of Merit” by the 27th U.S. On Monday, August 30, the Secretary of Defence spoke.
Harrigian said that Yakubu greatly improved Nigeria-U.S. relations. While he served as Nigeria’s Defense Attaché, U.S. support in the fight against violent extremism increased.
AVM Yakubu also coordinated with various U.S. government agencies for the first visit of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari to the United States, as well as the first visit of a Nigerian Chief of Defence Staff to the United States. Germany’s Africa Command.
The Nigerian Air Force inducted its first A-29 Super Tucano aircraft on Aug. 31 as a result of Yakubu’s advocacy and leadership.
Yakubu’s superior effort, outstanding leadership, and personal initiative reflect great credit on him, the Nigerian Air Force, and his country.
According to the United States, the Legion of Merit is the military’s highest award honoring outstanding service and achievement.
U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Nigeria explains that Congress established the Legion of Merit medal in 1942 as a way to reward outstanding service and conduct among members of the Armed Forces.