BRIG GEN AS CHINADE TAKES OVER COMMAND OF DEPOT, NIGERIAN ARMY
………as Maj Gen AB Ibrahim bids farewell to the home of the Buffalo
Following the recent redeployment of senior military officers and in a bid to strategically reposition the Nigerian Armed forces for optimal performance, a new Commandant, Brigadier General Aminu Chinade has officially assumed duty today 12 July 2021 as the 35th Commandant of the Depot Nigerian Army (Deopt NA), Zaria.
Brigadier General Chinade took over from Major General Abdusalami Bagudu Ibrahim the 34th Commandant, who is now to proceed to Nigerian Army Head Quarters Abuja as the Chief of Training, in charge of all training for the Nigeria Army.
While addressing officers during the ceremony, the outgoing Commandant, Major General Ibrahim expressed his gratitude to the officers and soldiers of the prestigious institution for their support, commitment and unity displayed during his tour of duty and admonished similar support and loyalty be extended to the new Commandant.
Major General Ibrahim described the new Commandant as a regimental Infantry officer who is no stranger to the institution and added that he is sure Brigadier General Chinade’s wealth of experience in training will be brought to bear in turning raw civilians into professional soldiers, who are ready to accomplish assigned mission within a joint environment in defence of Nigeria at the home of buffalo.
In the same vein, the incoming Commandant, Brigadier General AS Chinade thanked the outgoing Commandant for his foresight and achievements in the area of training, infrastructural facelift and maintenance of regimentation in the institution. He reiterated that he will sustain the tempo and further urged all officers and soldiers of Depot NA to be proactive and continue to imbibe discipline in the discharge of their duty.
Highlight of the event was the signing of the handing and taking over notes, decoration of the incoming Commandant with Depot NA insignia and hoisting of Depot NA flag which marks the symbol of authority in the Institution, as well as inspection of the Quarter Guard.