GOVERNOR Samuel Ortom of Benue State received the eleven (11) of the newly commissioned Cadet Officers of the 65th Regular Course, Nigerian Defence Academy, NDA Zaria, who are indigenes of the state.
Ortom who received the officers at government house, Makurdi on Sunday charged them to work towards addressing the numerous security challenges facing the country.
He expressed optimism that the new officers from the state would add value to the military.
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He further charged them to look unto God in the discharge of their duties even as he prayed God to grant them a successful careers.
The Governor described the military as a disciplined security formation, pointing out that those who joined it have sacrificed their lives for the love and protection of their country.
Leader of the delegation, 2nd Lieutenant Boniface Msughter Ikpa, said they had come to identify with Governor Ortom, to get his blessings and to inform him that they had successfully passed out from the NDA.
He presented a publication to the Governor which contained details of activities of the Nigerian Defence Academy.
Among the cadet officers who met the Governor was 2nd Lieutenant Detimbir Chia, the young man who discovered the crashed Nigerian Airforce plane at Ngokugh Hills, Kwande in 2006.
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