CNS urges graduating cadets to be humble
By Matthew Eloyi
The Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Rear Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo has called on the graduating cadets of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) Kaduna to always be humble and be ready to learn from their superior, subordinates and soldiers alike.
Gambo made the call at the NDA regimental dinner night 2021. The occasion was used to honored cadet who have excelled in various segments of the training.
The CNS further clarified that fundamentally, the dinner night affords military officers, both seniors and juniors the opportunity to interact, share views and remind themselves of the military tradition.
“Personally the dinner night gives me a great opportunity to offer some useful advice to the graduating cadet who will soon be commissioned into the Nigerian Armed Forces.
To you the graduating cadet, I congratulate you for surmounting all the obstacles successfully. As you await your commission which will all usher you into the noble carrier you have chosen, I urge you to bear in mind that you have been trained and equipped with the capacity to professionally discharge your enshrined duty constitutionally,” he advised.
According to Gambo, the curriculum of the cadets has been strengthened to meet the current security challenges facing the country.
Responding, the academy senior under officer of the passing out Cadet, CS Nnamdi, thanked all that contributed to the successful completion of their course.
Those honored for their exceptional performance during the event include, Bronze medal- Nigerian Army: NDA11088 AO Adeleke, Navy-NDA11090 CDT A Tanko, Air Force-NDA11364 CDT S Oderinwale. The Indian Shield Award goes as follows, Army- NDA1103030 CDT AA Abdulraham; Navy- NDA 11257 CDT AC Ayegba; Airforce NDA11034 CDT SS Mohammed.