707 Cadets pass out of Nigerian Defense Academy

A total of 707 cadets successfully graduated from the Nigerian Defense Academy (NDA) in Kaduna State, marking a significant milestone for the 70 Regular Course, as well as Direct Short Service Course 27 for the Army and Course 31 for the Air Force. At the Passing Out Parade held on a Saturday, President Bola Tinubu, represented by Vice President Kashim Shettima, addressed the graduating cadets, emphasizing the importance of vigilance and commitment in safeguarding the nation.

President Tinubu stressed the need for the military to remain vigilant, considering the ever-evolving challenges faced by the nation. He reiterated his administration’s unwavering dedication to addressing security challenges and providing support to the military. He emphasized that fortifying and stabilizing the country required constant vigilance, without which these efforts would be in vain.

Addressing the newly commissioned officers, President Tinubu highlighted the dynamic and challenging landscape they would face, significantly different from that encountered by previous generations. He emphasized the critical role their training and education played, shaping them not only as warriors but also as scholars, essential for the nation’s future.

The President reassured the nation that the government would implement programs and policies aimed at empowering citizens to combat issues such as poverty, criminality, and terrorism. He acknowledged the proactive approach taken by the administration in preparing for potential food security crises resulting from international conflicts and responding to challenges like banditry attacks, natural disasters, and military coups.

Looking ahead, President Tinubu emphasized the commencement of a new era in the national defense and security strategy. This approach would be characterized by a determined commitment to confront the significant threats and challenges faced within the West African subregion. His words reflected a government resolute in its efforts to secure the nation, support its armed forces, and steer the country towards a safer and more stable future.

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