Lt. General Taoreed Lagbaja, who is the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), has told the public that the Nigerian Army will make sure that terrorists and other criminals don’t take over any part of Nigeria. They will also keep the country as a whole and make sure it doesn’t break apart.
Lagbaja spoke at the 65th Passing Out Parade of the Nigerian Military School, Zaria, in Kaduna State on Saturday. He also told the leaders and soldiers of the Nigerian Army to stay out of politics and work to improve the country’s democracy.
Major General Oluyemi Olatoye, who is in charge of the Nigerian Army School of Infantry in Jaji, spoke on behalf of the army chief and said that he was still committed to better the welfare of troops and their families to boost their confidence and help them deal with all the security problems facing the country.
After six years of hard work in the classroom and on the pitch, 199 boys from the 65th batch of the famous Nigerian Military School in Zari, Kaduna State, graduated.
The colourful event began when the official of the COAS showed up. In keeping with military custom, he went around and looked at the parade. Then, the graduating boys marched past in a lively way that was both slow and fast.
The Nigerian Military School opened in 1954 with the First Platoon, which was made up of thirty boys.
The goal was to teach and support family traditions in the armed forces. Since it started, it has produced many top military officers and senior staff in both the government and private sectors.
The reviewing officer gave awards to the boys who did especially well during their six years of training.
Since it opened, the Nigerian Military School has done a lot to improve the country, both inside and outside the Armed Forces.