Saturday, September 12, 2015 5:31 pm
President Muhammadu Buhari has declared that Boko Haram insurgency has remained the most difficult challenge of his young administration .
Buhari who noted that the objective of fighting terrorism cannot be realized without a credible and effective military, urged soldiers to be professional wherever they are deployed, be it locally on internal security operation missions or internationally in Peace Support Operation missions around the world.
President Buhari who made the remarks while addressing officers, troops and newly commissioned cadets at the Nigerian Defence Academy during the Passing Out Parade of the 62 Regular Course and Short Service Course 43 of the Nigerian Army today also told the graduands to be prepared to play roles as junior leaders in tackling the prevailing security challenges with guidance and supervision from your superiors who are discharging their duties with diligence.
“On your shoulders therefore lies the mechanism to drive the junior leadership in our Armed Forces. The Armed Forces of Nigeria have a world-acclaimed reputation for valour, resilience and loyal service. Buhari told the cadets,” he said.
Buhari who also congratulated the 399 cadets graduates, which includes 20 female cadets and 2 foreign nationals from Togo charged them to avoid any behaviour that will tarnish their honour and dignity as commissioned officers.