Members of the 2014/2015 Batch C Corps Members who served in the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) have added value to the Academy through the renovation of some parts of the NDA Medical Centre, Old Site.
The gesture which formed part of the Batch’s Community Development Project during the year – long National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) saw the renovation of the Officers’ Ward, Male and Female Wards, Cadets Wards and the Isolation Center of the Old Site NDA Medical Center.
According to the Corpers Liaison Officer (CLO), Mr Igbabee Elijah, the renovation was a token in their appreciation to the Nigerian Defence Academy for her immense and financial contributions to the welfare and comfort of the Corps Members.
Commissioning the newly renovated wards, the Commandant NDA, Major General MT Ibrahim, appreciated the NYSC as a scheme and the Corps Members for working towards the progress of the NDA through their collective contributions, which according to him had blocked a lot of loopholes in the NDA.
Advising the Corps Members, the Commandant told them to first identify their goals, be steadfast, focused, disciplined and stick to the identified goals. He also advised them to make themselves employers of labour using their human capital instead of searching for the elusive white collar jobs. Major General MT Ibrahim further urged them to always improve their society by giving back to the society which invested in them. He also encouraged them to develop the presence of mind in identifying needs and reaching out to the society in their own individual and collective ways. He asked them to always keep their heads around their necks by being useful to themselves and their parents who sacrificed a lot to make them graduates and avoid relegating their parents to the moral background. They were enjoined by the Commandant not to be in a hurry. For according to him, a lot of disasters could arise from unnecessary and careless haste.
Finally, Major General MT Ibrahim urged the Corps Members to, above all, seek and find God so that he will guide them in all their endevours.