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NDA confers honourary PhD on Dangote, 2 others

AUTHORITY of the Nigerian Defense Academy (NDA) has conferred Honourary Doctorate Degree Award (Honouris Causa) on Alhaji Aliko Dangote while two posthumous award was for given the families of the 21st Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Ibrahim Attahiru, and an elder-.statesman, Alhaji Ahmed Mohammed Joda.

At the event, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo restated the federal government’s commitment to sustaining the tempo of funding and infrastructural development in the educational sector.

Osinbajo stated this in a message to the 31st convocation ceremony of the Nigerian Defence Academy, NDA, Kaduna in honour of the Cadets of the 68 Regular Course held at the Academy Auditorium.

Represented by the Minister of Defence, Maj. Gen. Bashir Salihi Magashi (rtd) who doubles as the Chairman NDA Council said the present administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has invested vital resources in meeting globally acceptable standard in all facets of education, economy and polity.

While appreciating the enviable status of the Nigerian Defence Academy as the foremost military University and a great citadel of learning in sub- Saharan Africa, he tasked the leadership of the institution to accord priority attention to the teaching of modern military science.

He appealed to Nigerians to renew hope in Nigeria adding that great Nations never succumb to momentary challenges such as social upheavals, religious intolerance and economic hardship facing the country.

In his welcome address the Commandant, Nigerian Defence Academy Maj Gen Ibrahim Manu Yusuf said the Institution has made remarkable and sustainable academic progress and infrastructural transformation since its establishment in 1964.

Yusuf vouched for the Cadets and other graduands pointing out that they are well equipped with requisite knowledge and good characters to navigate the turbulence of life and to contribute their quotas to nation building.

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