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  The Nigeran Defence Academy says 630 cadet of its regular course will pass out on Oct 5 During the event at the academy in Kaduna President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to commission the cadets into the Nigeria Armed Forces The Deputy Commandant of NDA AVM Ismail Kaita made the announcement on Wednesday at a press briefing in Kaduna Kaita said the forthcoming combined Passing Out Parade POP was for cadets of the 66 Regular Course Army 67 Regular Course Navy and Air Force and Short Service Course 45 Army The graduation is slated to hold on Oct 5 at the Nigerian Defence Academy Parade Ground here at Afaka Kaduna I am glad to announce that the Commander In Chief President Muhammadu Buhari will be physically present to grace this year s events he said Kaita said that traditionally the POP at the Academy was preceded by a number of key activities In this regard the activities for this year s Passing Out Parade commenced on Sept 14 with the Commandant hosting the cadets to a lunch at the Academy House Subsequently the Academy s medical team will organize a medical outreach for the Dankande community located on Kaduna Zaria way on Sept 19 Also a golf kitty will hold on Sept 21 at the recently upgraded and remodeled NDA Golf Course at 7 00 am On Sept 24 the Academy will hold a Prize Giving and Beating of the Retreat Ceremony at the NDA Parade Ground Afaka by 3 00 pm This event typifies the official close of training activities for the year and provides a platform to reward cadets who have distinguished themselves throughout the training year he said Kaita said that on Sept 27 there would be Friday prayers in honour of the cadets by the Muslim Ummah at the NDA Central Mosque He said that on Sunday Sept 29 Christians would converge at The Saviour s Chapel Afaka for a Christian Interdenominational Church Service Hence we urge members of the public to also commit the cadets in their prayers during various prayers and services across the country Kaita said He said NDA would host a convocation lecture for 67 Regular Course cadets and Post Graduate students on Oct 2 at Prof Mahmud Yakubu Hall Kaita said the lecture would be delivered by Prof Elias Bogoro the Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund He said the POP activities would continue on Oct 3 with the convocation ceremony for cadets of 67 Regular Course and Postgraduate students at the Academy s auditorium by 10 00am The event will be graced by the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Prof Yemi Osinbajo who will be the Special Guest of Honour During the event honourary degrees will be awarded to some distinguished Nigerians Kaita announced The Deputy commandant reminded members of the public that entry into NDA premises on graduation day was strictly by valid invitation TJ ORO MZA Edited by Razak Owolabi Maharazu Ahmed
NDA to graduate 63O Regular Cadets Oct. 5

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Nigeran Defence Academ

The Nigeran Defence Academy says 630 cadet of its regular course will pass out on Oct. 5.

President Muhammadu Buhari

During the event at the academy in Kaduna, President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to commission the cadets into the Nigeria Armed Forces.

Deputy Commandant of NDA

The Deputy Commandant of NDA, AVM Ismail Kaita made the announcement on Wednesday at a press briefing in Kaduna.

Passing Out Parade

Kaita said the forthcoming combined Passing Out Parade (POP) was for cadets of the 66 Regular Course Army, 67 Regular Course Navy and Air Force and Short Service Course 45 Army.

Nigerian Defence Academy Parade Ground

“The graduation is slated to hold on Oct. 5 at the Nigerian Defence Academy Parade Ground here at Afaka, Kaduna.

President Muhammadu Buhari

“I am glad to announce that the Commander-In-Chief, President Muhammadu Buhari will be physically present to grace this year’s events,” he said.

Kaita said that traditionally, the POP at the Academy was preceded by a number of key activities.

Passing Out Parade

“In this regard, the activities for this year’s Passing Out Parade commenced on Sept. 14 with the Commandant hosting the cadets to a lunch at the Academy House.

“Subsequently, the Academy’s medical team will organize a medical outreach for the Dankande community located on Kaduna-Zaria way on Sept. 19.

NDA Golf Course

“Also, a golf kitty will hold on Sept. 21 at the recently upgraded and remodeled NDA Golf Course at 7.00 am.

Prize Giving and Beating of the Retreat Ceremony

“On Sept. 24, the Academy will hold a Prize Giving and Beating of the Retreat Ceremony at the NDA Parade Ground, Afaka by 3.00 pm.

“This event typifies the official close of training activities for the year and provides a platform to reward cadets who have distinguished themselves throughout the training year,” he said.

Muslim Ummah

Kaita said that on Sept. 27, there would be Friday prayers in honour of the cadets by the Muslim Ummah at the NDA Central Mosque.

Christian Interdenominational Church Service

He said that on Sunday, Sept. 29, Christians would converge at The Saviour’s Chapel, Afaka for a Christian Interdenominational Church Service.

“Hence, we urge members of the public to also commit the cadets in their prayers during various prayers and services across the country,” Kaita said.

Regular Course

He said NDA would host a convocation lecture for 67 Regular Course cadets and Post Graduate students on Oct. 2  at Prof. Mahmud Yakubu Hall.

Elias Bogoro

Kaita said the lecture would be delivered by Prof. Elias Bogoro, the Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund.

Regular Course and Post

He said the POP activities would continue on Oct. 3, with the convocation ceremony for cadets of 67 Regular Course and Postgraduate students at the Academy’s auditorium by 10.00am.

Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

“The event will be graced by the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo who will be the Special Guest of Honour.

“During the event, honourary degrees will be awarded to some distinguished Nigerians,” Kaita announced.

The Deputy commandant reminded members of the public that entry into NDA premises on graduation day was strictly by valid invitation.

TJ/ORO/MZA

Edited by Razak Owolabi/Maharazu Ahmed

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