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Your First Country is Nigeria: Man Told as He Celebrates Joining the United States Army

A Nigerian-American who has successfully joined the United States Army has gone on LinkedIn to celebrate his achievement. The man identified as Abdulaziz Bakare is full of joy after successfully completing his combat training and being sworn in as a US soldier. Interestingly, Mr Bakare’s LinkedIn profile shows that he is also a Technology Risk Consultant at an accounting giant firm, KPMG. It also indicates that he studied Law at the Lagos State University, graduating in 2013.

He then proceeded to the Nigerian Law School and finished his compulsory one-year law training in 2014. Mr Bakare also obtained a master’s degree in Cyber Security and National Security Law from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.

Celebrating the nice feather he recently added to his already colourful cap, Bakare wrote on LinkedIn:

“I’m thrilled to share that I have recently concluded my Combat Training and swore an oath to serve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States as I joined the US Army at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. While I’m excited for the unique opportunities and experiences that the Army provides, I’m more proud and honored to serve my country and be part of something bigger than myself. Immensely grateful for the support of my family, dear friends and colleagues at KPMG US for their invaluable encouragement. Victory Starts Here! For everything, in everything, Alhamdulillah.”

Nigerians on LinkedIn react

@Moses Abia: “Love this.. Congratulations. But the part of more proud and honoured to serve ‘your country’… Oh Bakare (Nigeria) needs you, but do they really deserve you? A question for another day. Good luck my friend.”

Colins Anosike: “Congratulations! Your first country is Nigeria. Bakare is a Nigerian name.”

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