260 Cadets Graduate After Six Years Training At NDA

A cross-section of some of the 68 Regular Course cadets during their passing out parade at the NDA headquarters in Kaduna State on October 9, 2021.


Two hundred and sixty cadets of 68 Regular Course on Saturday graduated from the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) following the completion of the military and academic training that lasted six years.

The passing out parade of the cadets, comprising officers of the Nigerian Army, Nigerian Air Force, and Nigerian Navy, held at the NDA headquarters in Kaduna State.

President Muhammed Buhari, who arrived in Kaduna on Friday evening, was the Special Guest of Honour and Reviewing Officer of the Parade at the event.

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, was among the government officials who witnessed the colourful display by the graduands.

Also in attendance were the service chiefs – comprising the Chief of Defence Staff, General Leo Irabor, and the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Farouk Yahaya.

Others include the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Oladayo Amao, and the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo.

The NDA was established in 1964 to provide primary military officer training for the Nigerian Armed Forces.

Since its inception, the academy has graduated over 19,000 military officers, including those from neighbouring African countries.

PHOTOS: Buhari Attends Passing Out Parade Of 67 Cadets In Kaduna


President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday attended the passing out parade of 67 cadets in Kaduna.

During the ceremony, President Buhari reaffirmed the Federal Government’s commitment to ending security challenges and improving the welfare of both serving and retired officers.

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Unemployment Is Not A Headache For Us – Aregbesola

The Governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola, has challenged the federal and state governments to map out strategies for tackling  youth unemployment in the country.

Shortly after participating in an endurance trek with 20,000 Osun Youth Empowerment Scheme (OYES) cadets, trekking 5 kilometers in Osogbo, the state capital, Governor Aregbesola pointed out that service to the society which is the cardinal principle of life is dignifying and not humiliating.

He encouraged the cadets to make the best of the two-year scheme which is planned to help improve their lives as well as the economy of the state.

The members of the second batch of the OYES cadets recruited from all the local government areas in the state are expected to serve in various fields ranging from traffic marshals to sanitation coordinators, Green Gang Paramedics and teaching service between year 2013 and 2015.