Major General Mohammed Ibrahim yesterday took over as 27th Commandant of the Nigerian Defence Academy, NDA.
The infantry officer succeeds Major General Mohammed Inuwa Idris. Addressing Principal Staff Officers, Deans and Head of Centres of the academy during the handing over ceremony, the outgoing Commandant, Major General Idris described the new commandant as a seasoned and thoroughbred infantry officer who is endowed with vast exposure and experience that will be brought to bear in piloting the affairs of the academy.
He noted that NDA was particularly lucky that its successive Commandants in the recent years were people who enjoyed a warm and cordial relationship with each other since their days as cadets at the academy, adding that they all shared common values and goals, which he said had helped to sustain consistency in policy and vision for the academy.
General Idris, however, assured that the new Commandant will continue with the developmental strides that have been entrenched in the academy, as he possess the capacity to improve on them.
While calling for support for the new Commandant, the outgoing NDA boss pointed out that far-reaching reforms have been achieved under his 18 months leadership of the academy, stating that, the real reforms were intangibles like character development of cadets and realignment of academic and military training towards meeting present challenges and those of the future.
In his response, General Ibrahim applauded his predecessor on the various developmental projects scattered around the academy and innovative ideas he adopted during his tenure as Commandant and charged the staff to embrace team spirit to succeed in the task of producing well-trained officer cadets for the nation.
Until his appointment as NDA Commandant, Major General Mohammed Ibrahim was the Chief of Army Standards and Evaluation at the Army Headquarters, Abuja. He also served as Director Policy at the Department of Policy and Plans, Army Headquarters, and Commander 1 Brigade, Sokoto.

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