Remain Focused, Disciplined And Law Abiding Officer Cadets”. The SGoH, Brig Gen EE Emekah Charges Cadets of Dalet and Mogadishu Bns at the Regimental Dinner Night of the Bns on 9 Jul 21
The Commander 17 Brigade Nigerian Army, Brigadier General EE Emeka, has
charged cadets of Dalet and Mogadishu Battalions of the Nigerian Defence Academy to remain disciplined, law-abiding and level-headed officer cadets while on training at the Academy, and to ensure that they stay away from any activity that could jeopardize the dignity and image of the Academy, the Armed Forces and Nation at large.
Gen Emeka made this call yesterday at the Cadets Brigade Combined Regimental Dinner Night in honour of cadets of Dalet and Mogadishu Battalions, hosted at the Cadets’ Mess, Afaka.
Addressing the cadets, Brig Gen Emmanuel Emeka, who was the Special Guest of Honour at the event, noted that the Regimental Dinner is an important military tradition which, among other benefits, offers the cadets an opportunity to interact with senior military officers both serving and retired and non military staff so that they can gain a wealth of knowledge and experience. It also offers the cadets an opportunity to acquaint themselves of the conduct and etiquette required of gentlemen officers of the Armed Forces, he added.
The Special Guest of Honour advised the cadets to remain focused and committed while undergoing training in the Academy and to also dedicate themselves towards working hard, thus enabling them become competent officers in the future and rise to the peak of their career in the Armed Forces.
Brig Gen Emeka further expressed his delight at being invited as the Special Guest of Honour for the event and thanked the Cadets Brigade Commander, for according him the honour of being at the event. He also thanked the Commandant NDA, Maj Gen IM Yusuf, all Principal Staff Officers, military and civilian staff of the Academy for their hard work, dedication and commitment towards the moulding and training of quality cadets at the Academy.
Also Speaking at the event, the Cadets Brigade Commander, Brigadier General IB Maina, thanked Brig Gen EE Emeka for gracing the event as the Special Guest of Honour.
Regimental Dinner Night is a social activity organized by the officers’ corps in accordance with laid down regimental procedure. The military places much premium on the hosting of regimental dinner night, because It provides a good opportunity for instilling discipline, and training the officers to imbibe acceptable mess etiquette. The Regimental Dinner Night for cadets of Dalet and Mogadishu Battalions was aimed at familiarising the cadets with the procedures of Regimental Dinner Nights, as practiced in the Armed Forces.
The occasion was graced by Senior Military Officers, Senior Civilian Staff, officers and Gentlemen Cadets of the Academy.
High point of the event includes the Presidential Loyal Toast, presentation of souvenirs to the SGoH by the Cadets Brigade Commander and Conduct of the Academy Band by the SGoH.
Sir, attached are some of the pictures of the event.