The Acting Chief of Defence Civil Military Cooperation (CDCMC), Air Vice Marshal (AVM) ABC Nweze has advised the students of Loyola Jesuit College Abuja, to consider a career in the military to enable them contribute their quota in defending the territorial integrity of the country.
AVM Nweze, gave the advice recently when he played host to the Junior Secondary School (JSS) three students of the college, who were on a career excursion to the Defence Headquarters (DHQ). This is part of efforts aimed at preparing them for career prospects as they commenced their Senior Secondary education next academic session. Meanwhile, the visit to DHQ was to inspire the students to choose a career in the military while gaining firsthand knowledge on the constitutional roles of the Armed Forces.
The CDCMC, who represented the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Gabriel Abayomi Olonisakin, encouraged the students to join the military which he said is a noble profession, with lots of benefits. He added that serving the nation through the military is a patriotic duty. He described the major task of the Armed Forces to include defending Nigeria’s territorial integrity and providing aid to civil authority. “We have great fulfilment on our part to secure lives and properties. It is our responsibility to protect the integrity of Nigeria,’’ AVM Nweze said.
Earlier in her remark, the College Guardian and Counsellor, Revered Sister Maureen Obineze, who led the students and other staff members, said that it was customary for students of JSS 3 to embark on career excursion to organizations like the military, with a view to drive their passion in any profession. She commended the selfless sacrifices of the military towards national security while expressing her appreciation to the CDS for the warm reception accorded the students.
During the excursion, the students were enlightened on the roles and responsibilities of DHQ, its organizational structure, operational activities of the Armed Forces of Nigeria and a brief career talk on the Nigerian Army, Navy and Air Force. The students were informed about the enlistment and recruitment into the commissioned and non-commissioned officers’ cadres. They were equally told that discipline is the bedrock of the military and were encouraged to develop passion for the Armed Forces as a patriotic Nigerian.