SERVE WITH ZEAL, PERSEVERANCE, DISCIPLINE AND LOYALTY – Major General AO Adetayo Tasks SSC 47 (Army) Cadets
Cadets of Short Service Course (SSC) 47 (Army), who are billed to Pass Out from the Nigerian Defence Academy on 26 February, have been advised to serve the nation with zeal, perseverance, discipline and loyalty.
This charge was made by Maj Gen AO Adetayo, Chief of Defence Simulation, Armed Forces Simulation Centre, during the Commandant’s Luncheon for Cadets of SSC 47 (Army) held at the Cadets Mess, Ribadu Campus. Maj Gen Adetayo who was Special Guest of Honour at the event, urged the cadets to contribute their quota when they become commissioned officers of the Nigerian Army towards helping Nigeria overcome the current security challenges.
Furthermore, Maj Gen Adetayo warned the cadets to avoid falling into any get rich quick scheme but to be content with their salaries and use it prudently. He also admonished the cadets not to be abusive to civilians when they become officers, but to serve with the highest sense of professionalism.
The Chief Host of the occasion, and Commandant NDA, Maj Gen IM Yusuf, congratulated the cadets for enduring 11 months of rigorous training and successful completion of their training at the Academy. The Commandant tasked the cadets to be good ambassadors of their families, the NDA, the Armed Forces and the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Liberia when they are finally commissioned.
While he reminded the cadets that their primary responsibility as officers will be to protect the nation’s territorial integrity and defend the Constitution, the Commandant further advised them to shun all forms of misconduct and act professionally while discharging their duties.
He emphasized that discipline is the bedrock of the military and advised them to eschew unprofessional conducts such as absconding from deployment, lobbying for posting, taking what is rightfully for the men serving under them, among other vices. He urged them to emulate the noble conducts of their superiors and be humble enough to learn even from their subordinates.
Delivering the Vote of Thanks on behalf of SSC 47 (Army) Cadets, Battalion Senior Under Officer AI Aliyu thanked the Commandant NDA and the entire NDA management team for offering them the best officer training possible. He also thanked the SGOH and all invited guests present for adding colour to the event.
Highlight of the event included live band display by NDA Band and presentation of souvenir to the SGOH by the Commandant.
BASHIR MUHAMMED JAJIRA
Academy Public Relations Officer