A former Military Administrator of Sokoto State, retired Brig.- Gen; Yakubu Mu’azu, on Saturday urged the cadets of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), who are expected to become commissioned officers on Oct. 10, to confine themselves to assigned constitutional duties, as they await presidential commissioning.
Mu’azu gave the advice at the Commandant’s Luncheon, organised in honour of the graduating cadets of 67 Regular Course and Short Service Course 46.
Mu’azu, who was the special guest of honour, enjoined the 779 cadets to continue to remain focused, disciplined, level headed, “as the next few days are the most critical in their quest for presidential commissioning”.
He advised them to focus their energy on doing their assigned duties in order to endear themselves to their superiors, while inspiring their subordinates.
The former military administrator urged the cadets to continually strive to progressively build on their training at NDA, in order to enable them reach the pinnacle of their career.
He particularly advised them to attend all mandatory courses and utilise any opportunity to develop themselves.
Mu’azu, however, cautioned the cadets to avoid anything or any interest group that would divert them into engaging in trivialities.
Earlier, the Commandant of NDA, Maj.-Gen. Jamil Sarham, said that the luncheon was aimed at providing avenues for the cadets to come together with officers and them civilian staff of the academy in a soothing atmosphere.
He said that the interaction would enable the cadets to learn from the experiences of their instructors and guests.
Sarham also said that the event was also to draw the NDA training year to a close, while the climax of the activities lined up was the passing out parade on Oct. 10.
Serving and retired senior military officers, as well as staff of the Academy and their spouses attended the luncheon.