POP: President Buhari Charges Commissioned Cadets on Application of Acquired knowledge in Combat Missions

President Muhammadu Buhari has charged the newly commissioned Cadets to apply the knowledge and skills acquired in various fields of specialization to support the combat forces in achieving their assigned missions. 

President Buhari stated this during the Combined Passing Out Parade and Commissioning Ceremony of Direct Short Service Course 26 (Army) and Direct Regular Course 30 (Air force) at the Nigeria Defence Academy (NDA), Afaka, Kaduna. 

Representative of President Muhammadu Buhari, Minister of Defence, Maj Gen Bashir Salihi Magashi (RTD) reading out speech during the the Combined Passing Out Parade and Commissioning Ceremony of Direct Short Service Course 26 (Army) and Direct Regular Course 30 (Air force) at the Nigeria Defence Academy (NDA) Parade Ground, Afaka, Kaduna.

President Buhari stated this during the Combined Passing Out Parade and Commissioning Ceremony of Direct Short Service Course 26 (Army) and Direct Regular Course 30 (Air force) at the Nigeria Defence Academy (NDA), Afaka, Kaduna. 

A group photograph of the Minister of Defence, Maj Gen Bashir Salihi Magashi (RTD), the Service Chiefs, Commandant of NDA, Other Senior Officers, and the Newly Commissioned Officers

While addressing the cadets,  President Buhari said that becoming officers of the Nigerian Armed Forces is an immense privilege that comes with great responsibilities which can  be achieved by  believing in their abilities as they discharge their constitutional duties.   
He said that the Cadets need to learn fast and adapt quickly to the ever changing operational environment.

“You are graduating into a difficult world, one with expanding global security threats with potential for conflicts”, he pointed out.

The President at the occasion urged all Nigerians to continue to support the Armed Forces in collectively ridding the nation of all forms of insecurity. 

Minister of Defence, Maj Gen Bashir Salihi Magashi (RTD) inspecting the Quarter Guard at NDA Parade Ground 

The President who was represented by the Minister of Defence, Maj Gen Bashir Salihi Magashi (Rtd) commissioned 337 Cadets into the Nigeria Armed Forces. 200 for the Direct Short Service Course (Army) and 137 for the Direct Regular Course (Air Force)
Adelaja Gbemisola and Zayyan GwanduFor: Director (Press)17th December, 2022

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