By; SANI ALIYU, Zaria
A former Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Martin Luther Agwai has said Nigerian Military School (NMS), Zaria has a long tradition of excellence that produced many Generals and influential persons in various works of life.
He stated this at the 2016 annual “Beating of the Retreat” held at NMS parade ground in Zaria, Kaduna State.
Gen. Agwai expressed optimism that, the leadership of the Nigerian Army would not relent in continues provision of required support to upgrade the infrastructure in the institution.
According to him, the school had produced many Army Generals and influential persons in various works of life.
While congratulating the Boys for successful completion of their course, Luther-Agwai charged them to be disciplined, committed and honest.
“I have no doubt that beside your academics, this institution had laid an excellent foundation for you by instilling in you values such as discipline, hard work, honesty and integrity.
“I charge you to continue to build on these values as you seek to excel in life, it is the only way you are going to be able to add to the excellence of those who have gone before you,” he said.
Gen. Agwai said “Beating of the Retreat is designed to remind you that you will always have opportunities ahead that make more opportunities”.
Earlier in his welcome address, the Commandant of the school, Brig-Gen. Muktar Mohammed Bunza, appreciated the efforts of some ex-boys for extending necessary support to the school.
He said Gov. Sani Bello of Niger State in collaboration with other ex-boys of NMS would construct 24 two-bedroom flats in the school apart from other giant contributions for other ex-boys.
Bunza said the graduating boys had gained both academics and physical training from the school.
He appealed to them to continue to be good ambassadors of the school wherever they may find themselves in order to project the image of the school.
Prizes were presented to students who excelled in both academics and physical training while committed staff were also awarded for their hard-work.
NMS tradition of excellence must be sustained – Luther-Agwai
By; SANI ALIYU, Zaria