By Sumaila Ogbaje
Students from Diasies Academy Abuja expressed their gratitude to the Nigerian Army (NA) for the selfless sacrifices made to the nation in the face of daunting security challenges.
The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, in a statement, said the students praised them during a field visit to the army headquarters on Friday as part of the activities heralding their career week.
School owner Ms Joyce Obioha said the visit aimed to expose students to their role models in the military and other professions at all levels.
Obioha added that the visit provided the children, whom she described as future leaders, the opportunity to interact with their role models.
According to her, some of them could become doctors, lawyers, engineers, pilots and one day aspire to be in the military.
She commended the Nigerian army troops for their resilience in the face of security threats across the country during these difficult times in the country.
Addressing the students, the Chief of Civil and Military Affairs, Major-General. Anthony Omozoje, described the military as a noble profession that requires discipline and patriotism.
Omozoje, who was represented by Colonel Kayode Ogunsanya, further said that the army is a voluntary service that requires a lot of sacrifice.
He added that students aspiring to be commissioned into the military must achieve the required scores on the Joint Admission and Enrollment Board exams and select the Nigerian Defense Academy as their first choice.
According to the statement, the students attended a presentation on the Nigerian military, where they learned about military service and the requirements for enlistment and active service. (NAA)