President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he when his government took over the mantle of leadership in 2015, Nigeria was still grappling with the challenge of bomb blasts.
According to him, he inherited a country at crossroads with bombs detonating in different cities.
Buhari made the statement on Thursday at the commissioning ceremony and passing-out parade of cadets of regular Course 69 of the Nigerian Defence Academy, NDA, in Kaduna.
The president also boasted about his administration’s successes, saying he has been able to manage Nigeria’s security crisis since assuming office in 2015.
He said;“When this government came in 2015, we inherited a country at crossroads with bombs going off with frightening frequency even in our cities, and we came in to manage the crisis”.
He called on the cadets to replicate the spirit of social cohesion they learned at the NDA and be incorruptible models to society, stressing that they emerged in the era of expanding global security threats.
A total of 239 cadets, including those from sister African countries such as Liberia, Sierra Leone, Niger Republic, Chad, and Uganda are passing out from the Academy as junior military officers.
Dignitaries attended the event, some of which are Senate President Ahmed Lawan, Service chiefs and the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba.