239 Army Cadets Get Presidential Commission

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt Gen Taoreed Abiodun Lagbaja has conferred Presidential Commission on 239 Passing out Cadets, to the rank of Lieutenant after which the Oath of Allegiance was administered to them at the Lieutenant General Ihejirika Auditorium.

The Passing Out Parade and Commissioning cum Oath Taking Ceremony for Executive Commission Course 1/2023 was held at the Major Bulama Biu Parade Ground, Military Cantonment, Jaji, Kaduna.

The 239 Passing out Cadets comprising 12 female and 228 male Cadets were already in service as soldiers and were drawn from various Corps of the Nigerian Army.

Army Spokesperson, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu in a press stated noted that the cadets were selected for Executive Commissioning, after three months of intensive military training, spanning 1 May to 5 August 2023. 

In the passing out ceremony, three Cadets emerged in flying colours amongst their contemporaries. Cadet A Saminu came first in order of merit, while Cadet SC Nwokanta came second and Cadet OY Yahaya bagged the third position. 

The Commandant Nigerian Army School of Infantry, Major General Oluyemi Olatoye, who superintended the training of the Cadets, noted that they have been imbued with requisite skills to function as officers. 

He pointed out, that the newly commissioned officers have been trained to be loyal, courageous and dedicated in their service to the nation.

All after the Commissioning ceremony, the COAS paid an empathy visit to officers and soldiers who were wounded in action during operational engagements at the 44 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital, Kaduna.

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