The Nigerian Army has promised to put an end to security problems across the country.
During the handing out of 80 normal recruit intakes, Maj.-Gen. Danjumma Ali-Keffi, General Officer Commanding 1 Division, Kaduna, spoke.
On Saturday, a total of 6,000 troops graduated from the Nigerian Army’s Depot in Zaria.
Ali-Keffi, the Reviewing Officer and Special Guest of Honour said the army will not rest until the country is safe for all.
He noted that since its establishment in 1924, the Depot has the mandate of transforming able-bodied civilians into soldiers to meet the manpower requirement of the Nigeria Army.
“It is noteworthy that as you pass out today, the strength of Nigeria army has been enhanced by 6,400 able-bodied men and women.”
The GOC added that the Depot has been able to evolve innovative ways of improving the standard of training in the Nigeria Army.
Ali-Keffi noted that the Nigeria Army has been yielding a positive result, which is evident by the robust fighting spirit of the soldiers in various theatre of operations.
“With the excellent display of drill exhibited on this parade ground today, I am certain that you have acquired the basic training that is required of you to be good soldiers.’’
Senior officials advised the soldiers to always remember their oath of allegiance and to avoid actions that could harm the Army’s and Nigeria’s reputations.
Lt.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, the late Chief of Army Staff, was to be the Reviewing Officer and Special Guest.
Gunshots were fired in his honor and that of the other victims of the Kaduna plane tragedy on Friday evening.