News - June 1, 2021

AGF Idris mourns late Army chief’s death, assures of sustained support to Nigeria Defence College

As Nigeria continues to mourn the recent demise of the former Chief of Army Staff, along with other Senior Army Officers in a plane crash in Kaduna, the Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, has said their exit would not diminish the usual support of his office to the Army.
In condoling with the Nigerian Army and the respective families of the deceased military officers over the tragic demise of their loved ones, Idris said their death was a colossal loss to the military and the country.
He said the Federal Treasury would mourn their loss for a long time, because the incident took away some of the finest corp of Generals and Officers who excelled in their chosen careers.
Idris bared this mind when the Commandant of the National Defence College, O.B.Daji, a Rear Admiral, paid him a visit in Abuja in the company of Principal Officers of the institution.
The Accountant-General of the Federation who admitted the Army  Generals died in their ES line of duty led a moment of silence in their honour.
While acknowledging that the visit of the Commandant was the first of its kind, Idris noted that the visit would  strengthen the bond of relationship between the military and the Federal Treasury.
He  congratulated the Commandant and the Principal Officers of the College on their appointment.
Responding to requests by the Commandant, the  Accountant General of the Federation assured that the Federal Treasury wouls continue to support the National Defence College to resolve the issues enumerated by the Commandant. 
“The Treasury will always stand for your success. We will always be there to support you. Be assured of our support and partnership as an institution so that the objectives of the National Defence College will be actualized under your leadership,” he said.
idris noted the milestones achieved by the National Defence College and applauded the institution for successfully graduating 2447 participants, 240 of whom were international participants.
He promised to undertake a working visit to the National Defence College as well as attend their forthcoming graduation ceremony of the institution.
Speaking earlier, the Commandant of the National Defence College,  O.B.Daji, a Rear Admiral, lcommended the Accountant General of the Federation for the successes recorded by the Federal Treasury under his leadership.
He enumerated challenges facing the National Defence College and solicited the support of the  Office of the Accountant General of the Federation to get them resolved.

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