Defence college pulls out ex-Commandant Kadiri in colorful parade



 The National Defence College (NDC), on Tuesday, officially pulled out the immediate Commandant, Rear Adm. Markson Kadiri, out of service, following his retirement from active military service.

In his valedictory speech, Kadiri thanked God a successful sojourn in the armed forces, adding that he had spent nearly 37 years in the military, which he described as a unique profession.

He added that he proud to be identified with the profession, because of its excellent tradition and the training it provided him in the last 37 years to acquire professional skills, through which he able to contribute to nation building.

“I have had the privilege of being nurtured by the armed forces, particularly the navy, where I have travelled far and wide in the , to gain experience and also meet people.

“I will join the league of my illustrious seniors, who are on retirement, to continue to mount advocacy improvement in the capacity of armed forces, particularly in today’s where the immediate and strategic security environment is fluid and dangerous,” he said.

The former Commandant commended the bravery and resilience of members of the armed forces of Nigeria in ensuring that the nation remained inviolate.

He urged members of the armed forces to continue to their best that the problem of insecurity addressed.

“To the officers who are gathered here, I will like to urge and reiterate that the capacity of the armed forces will depend to a large extent on the leadership that officers provide.

“I will urge you to bear it in mind that the effectiveness of human authority has a moral and ethical content.

“To extent, I will like to say that the leadership that we will continue to to the men and in uniform will only be by the authority of power rank, but by the authority of power example,” he said.

Kadiri also called on participants at the college to take advantage of the composition of the courses at the NDC that reflected the requirements to and manage the nation’s complex security environment.

According to him, because the situation complex, it required a multi-disciplinary and multi-agency approach.

He urged them to apply the course in their schedules with a view to improving global security, to make the a better place all. (NAN)