Concise News understands that the Oba gave the commendation on Monday in Benin, when he received Tukur Buratai, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), in his palace.
Oba Ewuare II revealed that the conduct of the Nigerian army, in conjunction with other stakeholders, had contributed immensely in sustaining Nigeria’s democratic process over the years.
He reiterated that the role of the army in ensuring peace and security could not be over-emphasised.
The Benin Monarch stressed that the army had also helped to restore peace in neighbouring countries.
However, he sympathised with the army over the loss of some of its personnel in the war against insurgency.
He gave the assurance that the palace would continue to do its best and build on the legacies of his fore-fathers.