Posted on 21st Oct 2016 by adebayo
The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali has taken the “change begins with me’’ campaign to the military with a call on young officers to exhibit the highest sense of discipline in tasks assigned to them.
The minister stated this while receiving the best overall graduating officer of the Nigerian Defence Academy Regular Course 63 and other young officers at the Ship House on Friday.
He said the new breed of officers in the Armed Forces were expected to serve as vanguards of the change agenda in all their assignments and in their subsequent studies and training as young officers.
He noted that their graduation from the academy at a time government was reforming all agencies, particularly key institutions, was strategic given the sensitivity of the military to the agenda of government.
He commended 2Lt Ashhab Muhammad for his efforts that saw him emerge best overall graduating officer cadet of Nigerian Defence Academy regular course 63.
The minister told the young officers that a lot was expected of them especially as the nation was experiencing security challenges as well as a downturn in its economy.
Muhammad, an indigene of Zamfara was presented with sword of honour by President Muhammadu Buhari at the passing out parade of the NDA 63 regular course.
Muhamad, who the first indigene of Zamfara state to achieve such a feat at the academy, presented the sword to the minister.
It will be recalled that for the first time in the history of the Nigerian Defence Academy a set of female officers across the three services graduated during the regular course 63 graduation ceremony.
While Vice President Yemi Osinbajo presented the then graduating officers with their degree certificates at the convocation ceremony, President Muhammadu Buhari presided over the pass out parade of the officers and presented the deserving officers with medals and swords of honour.
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