The Nigerian Naval College (NNC) commissioned 156 new sub-lieutenants on Saturday following a ritual passing out parade in Onne, a suburb of Port Harcourt, Rivers State’s capital.
WITHIN NIGERIA learnt the commissioned officers had just successfully completed an intensive course designed for cadets of special duty pre-commissioning training 2022.
The graduates were also given individual and collective Presidential commissions, as well as an oath of allegiance in accordance with existing military traditions.
Maj. General Bashir Salihi Magashi (rtd), represented by Chief of Naval Staff Vice Admiral AZ Gambo, charged the officers to be loyal to constituted authority and to never allow personal interests to take precedence over national interests.
The cadet training was said to have included modular courses like leadership and management course for young naval officers, sub-lieutenant technical course, basic security and maritime operations course, visit, board search and seizure course and law of arms conflict and humanitarian courses.
Further, the Nigerian Naval College inculcated officer-like qualities, leadership capability and the requisite knowledge which considerably provides a good foundation for naval officers.
Highlights of the event was the presentation of awards to officers who excelled in various training activities such as Cadet AK Idoko who bagged the Chief of Naval Staff award for overall best cadet in order of merit.
Others are Cadet OJ Obende – best in cross country, Cadet M. Shehu – best in combat shooting, Cadet HA Collins – best female in combat shooting and Cadet S Dikiya who was the best in leadership and organization.
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