Former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar has lauded the effort of Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Burutai for full support of resuscitating military training at Nigerian Military School (NMS), Zaria.
He said at speech and giving ceremony of the school held at the weekend as part of the activities lined up for forthcoming of 61 passing out parade of the graduating boys scheduled for next weekend.
He stated that it was most desirable of the federal government policy to have well trained members of the Nigerian Armed Forces in order to curb and address the contemporary national security challenges.
“I therefore endorse the current trend and efforts to reposition the Nigerian Military School for better and purposeful service delivery in line with the intention from inception.
“I would like to encourage the Commandant to remain resolute in the application and adoption of emerging global best practices in the training of the boys which should be in line with Army Headquarters and Nigerian Army Education Corps training activities,” he said
However, he warned the prospective old boys of the school to be good ambassadors after passing out. He reminded them of the task ahead, adding “You will be saddled with the responsibilities of providing junior leadership in different capacities in the Nigerian Army. You are to contribute your quota to support and even enhance the global reputation the Nigerian Army has acquired due the display of valour, bravery and resilience by its personnel over the years.”