My Military Service Fulfilling, Rewarding, Says Retired NDA Commandant

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By Mohammad Tijjani

Maj.-Gen Adeniye Oyebade, erstwhile Commandant of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), who retired from military service on Nov. 14, says his 34 years sojourn in the Army was fulfilling, rewarding and full of accomplishments.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) report that Oyebade, the the 28 Commandant  of the NDA, was pulled out of the Army on Tuesday at a special parade held at the NDA parade ground Afaka, Kaduna.

Oyebade who said that he left the service as a fulfilled and satisfied officer, pledged to lend his support and offer useful advises whenever the need arises.

He explained that being a challenging profession involved in the management of violence, life and death, serving military officers must remain focused and strive to be the best in their career.

He noted that over the years, the Nigerian military has undergone evolution in order to accomplish its mandate and has been in the forefront of defending democracy and maintaining peace in the country.

Oyebade expressed confidence in the pedigree of the new NDA commandant, Maj.-Gen Jamil Sarham to take the Academy to new heights of excellence.

NAN report that Oyebade, who was born in 1962 in Lagos State joined the NDA as an officer cadet in June 1982 and was commissioned as Second Lieutenant into the Nigerian Army Infantry Corps on June 22, 1985 as a member of 32 regular course.

He also attended several professional courses including, Junior Staff Course at the Armed Force Command and staff Collage (AFCSC), and Army  Senior Staff Course in Pakistan.

Oyebade also held instructional, staff and command appointments and had a rich operational experience, including Commanding 1 Division Nigerian Army Kaduna from Aug. 15, 2015  to Oct. 26, 2017.

Present at the pulling out ceremony were the representatives of the Minister of Defence, Chief of Defence Staff, Kaduna State Governor and serving and retired senior military officers.


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