Kaduna – Elated by the efforts and successes recorded in the fight against insurgency in the country, President Muhamadu Buhari has stated that the Federal Government’s strategies against insurgency and other criminal activities are yielding positive results.
The President, who re-echoed the determination of his administration towards addressing security challenges across the country, stated this at the combined Passing Out Parade of cadets of 66 Regular Course (Nigeria Amy), 67 Regular Course (Nigeria Navy and Nigeria Air Force) and Short Service Course 45 (NA), held at the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna on Saturday.
Assuring Nigerians that the country is getting better by the day, he said the government is reviewing the security situation in the country through the upgrade of personnel, equipment and facilities in the Armed forces.
According to him, “Our strategies to the threat of Boko Haram and other forms of insurgency are yielding positive results. We have made significant progress in containing the threat of kidnapping and herders/farmers clashes”, the President said.
Represented by the Minister of Defence, General Bashir Magashi (retd), President Buhari who commended the discipline and commitment of the cadets, urged them to work hard in the discharge of their duties wherever they find themselves.
Disclosing that there has been a general success in the area of personnel and equipment, he also commended NDA for playing a pivotal role in ensuring the peace and security of the country.
The President said; “I must recognize the impressive role which the NDA has taken to produce highly trained military officers who are currently serving this great nation”.
“I commend once again, the Commandant, Officers and Staff of the Academy for a job well-done despite the setback in the security situation in this country. I am here to assure you that the country is getting better by the day”, he said.
The President assured of his administration’s determination to eliminate corruption through the provision of improved access to education that would prepare youths for global competition.
Six Hundred and Thirty (630) cadets comprising of the Army, Air Force, Navy and Short Service were commissioned into the Armed forces, while Service Chiefs, Senior Serving and Retired Officers, Heads of Para-military organizations graced the occasion.