The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya, has stated that the passing out boys of the Nigerian Military School (NMS), Zaria, will undergo further training to adequately prepare them for the defence of the nation.
The COAS, in a statement signed by the Director General, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, made the remarks on Saturday at the 64th Passing Out Parade of the NMS Boys at Chindit Cantonment, Zaria in Kaduna State.
The COAS, who was the Special Guest of Honour and Reviewing Officer at the occasion, disclosed that the graduands would undergo a 6-week training at the Nigerian Army School of Infantry to prepare them for future tasks.
“This is to enable them effectively contribute their quota in combating contemporary security challenges experienced in the nation. appreciate the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, President Mohammadu Buhari for his unwavering support and encouragement to the Nigerian Army,” he explained.
According to the statement, speaking on behalf of Ex Boys of the School, the Commandant, Nigerian Defence Academy, Maj Gen Ibrahim Yusuf, thanked the COAS for intervention in infrastructural development in the school, describing it as unprecedented in the history of the school.
The Commandant of the school, Brig Gen Jonathan Aun, the NA statement said conveyed the appreciation of the staff and students community of the school to the COAS for the successful execution of the welfare projects that were commissioned shortly after the passing out parade.
The projects commissioned by the COAS include; an analogue library remodelled into an E-Library, 2000 capacity students' refectory, Officers' Mess, Warrant Officers' and Sergeants' Mess, Soldiers' Club, and a Multipurpose Hall.