707 Cadets pass out of Nigerian Defense Academy


A total of 707 Cadets have successfully graduated from the Nigerian Defense Academy (NDA) in Kaduna State. These cadets belong to the 70 Regular Course, as well as the Direct Short Service Course 27 for the Army and Course 31 for the Air Force.

During the Passing Out Parade held on a Saturday, President Bola Tinubu, represented by Vice President Kashim Shettima, addressed the newly commissioned military officers. He emphasized the importance of vigilance and dedication in safeguarding the country, urging the military to remain committed to their duty.

President Tinubu reiterated his administration’s commitment to addressing all security challenges and assured support to the military in this endeavor. He reminded both the military and the citizens that vigilance is paramount for fortifying and stabilizing the nation.

Tinubu acknowledged the dynamic and challenging environment that the new military officers would face, one marked by combat and regimental realities different from those of their predecessors. He stressed that the future of Nigeria relies not only on their courage but also on the education and training they receive.

Furthermore, the president highlighted the government’s commitment to implementing programs and policies aimed at empowering citizens to combat issues like poverty, criminality, and terrorism. He mentioned the administration’s preparations for potential food security challenges triggered by the Russian-Ukrainian war, as well as its response to banditry attacks on farmers, natural flood disasters, and the consequences of military coups.

In conclusion, President Tinubu mentioned that the country is entering a new era in its national defense and security strategy, marked by a determined commitment to address substantial threats and challenges within the West African subregion.

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