The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) has announced the Passing out Parade of 287 cadets of the 67 Regular Course and 492 cadets for Army SSC 46.
Speaking at the press conference held at the NDA Headquarters in Fakada, the Deputy Commandant of the Academy, Air Vice Marshal Ibrahim Takwan Ali, revealed that the POP which is scheduled for 10th of October, 2020will be strictly by invitation.
The Deputy Commandant who doubles as the Chairman Organizing Committee, disclosed that the development was prompted by the global pandemic and the Federal government guidelines which enforces social distancing.
He further stressed that the said guidelines and the restrictions will be highly observed during the course of the POP.
AVM Takwan Ali also stressed that the POP which will have in attendance, the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, President Mohammadu Buhari as the Reviewing Officer, will be live on National Televisions and the NDA social media platforms.
Furthermore, the Chairman Organizing Comming of the POP, said the Passing Out Parade will be ushered in by some programs in the course of the week.
These programmes include the Regimental Dinner Night, Beating of Retreat and prize giving as well as Commandant luncheon in honour of the passing out cadets.
Also, Friday Jumat prayer and Sunday Interdenominational service for both Muslims and Christians respectively will also be one of the programs designed for the grand occasion.
The officers to be graduated include a total of 287 cadets of the 67RC of the NDA and 492 cadets of the Army SSC 46 of the Nigerian Army Short Service Commission.
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