On Monday, the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) unveiled its 60th anniversary crest, emblem, and long service award to its employees.
In his speech, retired Major-General Rabiu Aliyu urged the academy to enhance its curricula in order to better equip cadets to handle today’s security threats.
Aliyu was the Special Guest of Honour and one of the first cadets of the NDA, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
The academy is commemorating its diamond jubilee; NAN also notes that it was founded on February 5, 1964.
Due to Nigeria’s dedication to peace and security, according to Aliyu, the NDA has been instrumental in forming Nigeria’s participation at the sub-regional, regional, and worldwide levels.
The academy, according to him, has been a centre of excellence for training and commissioning the best officers for the Nigerian Armed Forces and other friendly nations for the past 60 years.
Nevertheless, he urged the NDA to carry on its excellent work of advancing professionalism, improving the calibre of training, and incorporating strong leadership.
To deal with the unstable, unpredictable, and confusing security environment, Aliyu also counselled cadets to be devoted, focused, and motivated.Maj.-Gen. John Ochai, the academy’s commandant, had earlier stated that the institution has carried on over the years to give officer cadets the values and abilities required to fulfil the demands of a military officer through character development and instruction.
He states that the academy is unwavering in its dedication to developing leaders who will serve with distinction and merit, as well as to excellence and innovation.
As a part of Nigeria’s defence architecture, the academy has made significant progress, and the crest and emblem will act as a continual reminder of this.