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Soldier Questions Lack of Recognition Amidst Tinubu’s Generosity Towards Super Eagles

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The decision by President Bola Tinubu to award houses, plots of land, and national honours to the Super Eagles players following their second-place finish in the African Cup of Nations has sparked controversy, particularly among individuals like Nigerian soldier Adie Paul. Paul, who sustained a bullet injury while serving in the North East, voiced his discontent on social media.

In response to a tweet highlighting the rewards received by the footballers, Paul expressed his disappointment, emphasizing his own sacrifices in the fight against Boko Haram without receiving comparable recognition from the Army or the Nigerian government. Despite his years of service in the North East and the physical wounds he bears from combat, Paul noted the absence of any medal or acknowledgment for his dedication.

Tinubu’s decision to confer the national honour of Member of the Order of the Niger on every member of the Super Eagles team that secured the silver medal at AFCON has ignited discussions and prompted questions about the fairness of recognition and rewards for soldiers on the frontline. The disparity in acknowledgment between athletes and soldiers has reignited debates about the value placed on various forms of service to the nation.

As the issue continues to garner attention, it underscores the importance of equitable recognition and support for all individuals who contribute to the advancement of society, whether through sports achievements or through the selfless dedication of military service.


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