The Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has expressed delight as a woman of Nigerian descent, Amanda Azubuike, has been promoted from Lieutenant Colonel to Brigadier General of the United States Army at a military base in Fort Knox, Kentucky, USA.
NIDCOM in a statement by its chairman and CEO Dr. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, congratulated Azubuike on her new rank adding that Nigeria was proud of her achievement.
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Born in London, the United Kingdom, to Nigerian parents, Azubuike joined the US Army in 1994 and became an aviator after passing the Army Aviation Officer Basic Course.
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Commenting on her leadership qualities, US Army Futures Command Commander, General James Rainey, stated that Azubuike “makes everyone around her better.”