By: Mayen Etim
KADUNA, North-West, Nigeria – The Federal Government has said its strategies against insurgency and other criminal activities are yielding positive results, and re-iterated its determination towards addressing security challenges across the country.
President Muhammad Buhari, stated this at the combined passing out parade of cadets of 66 Regular Course (Nigeria Amy), 67 Regular Course (Nigeria Navy and Nigeria Air Force) and Short Service Course 45 (NA), held at the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna on Saturday, October 5, 2019.
He assured that government is reviewing security situation in the country through the upgrade of personnel, equipment and facilities in the Armed forces, while maintaining that the country is getting better by the day.
“Our strategies to the threat of Boko Haram and other forms of insurgency are yielding positive results. We have made significant progress in containing the threat of kidnapping, herders/farmers clashes,” he said.
Buhari who was represented by the Minister of Defence, General Bashir Magashi (rtd), stressed that there has been a general success in the area of personnel and equipment, and commended NDA for playing a pivotal role in ensuring peace and security of the country.
He commended the discipline and commitment of the cadets and urged them to work hard in the discharge of duties wherever they find themselves.
“I must recognize the impressive role which the NDA has taken to produce highly trained military officers who are currently serving this great nation.
“I commend once again, the Commandant, Officers and Staff of the Academy for a job well-done despite the setback in security situation in this country. I’m here to assure you that the country is getting better by the day,” he said.
The President also said that his administration is determined to eliminate corruption through the provision of improved access to education that would prepare youths for global competition, quality health services for improved life expectancy and decent and affordable housing for all.
A total of Six Hundred and Thirty (630) cadets comprising of the Army, Air Force, Navy and Short Service were commissioned into the Armed forces.
Personalities at the occasion include; Service Chiefs, senior serving and retired officers, Heads of Para-military organizations, as well as the Deputy Governor of Kaduna State.