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Published On: Tue, Oct 29th, 2019

Members of Short Service Combatant Course 25 donate horse to NDA

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From: Femi Oyelola, kaduna

The members of Short Service Combatant Course 25 of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), has donated white horse to the Academy.
Chairman of the SSC 25 also known as Friends Club, Major General Charles Okorocha presented the horse, to the Academy yesterday
According to him the donation was in appreciation of training given to them by the academy.
We are privileged to have this opportunity to say thank you to this academy that made us who we are today.
“We are giving this token donation as part of activities marking our 35th anniversary celebration, due to the importance of equitation course to the training of cadets.” He said
Receiving the horse the Commandant of the Academy , Major General Adeniyi Oyebade said , the academy needs more horses for training of its Officer Cadets.
General Oyebade who was represented at the reception by the Deputy Commandant, Air Vice Marshal Ismaila Sadiq Kaita said, the academy was finding it difficult to train its large number of cadets in equitation due to limited number of horses at its disposal.
According to the Commandant, “Right now, we are expecting about 500 cadets for Short Service Course 46 by January. With such a number of cadets, we are finding it difficult to ensure that, the cadets are given the right training in equitation because of the number of horses that we have.
“So, we encourage donation of horses from individuals and group like your own, so that we can strengthen the number. This is because equitation is one of the most important military courses that the academy offers and we want to ensure that we continue to give training well.” He said

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