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NDA wants improved funding to enhance services

Commandant of the Nigerian Defence Academy Major General Jamil Sarham (middle) with members of the Senate Committee on defence who were at the Academy on an oversight function. Photo: Usman Sani (Radio Nigeria).

Nigerian Defence Academy has appealed for improved funding to adequately enhance effective service delivery.

Commandant of the Academy Major General Jamil Sarham made the appeal while hosting members of the senate committee on defence who were on an oversight function to the Academy.

Major General Jamil Sarham maintained that the academy has Two Thousand five hundred cadets with inadequate bed spaces, hence the need to compliment the effort of TETFUND.

The Commandant also solicited for improved logistics supply in the training of cadets as what is currently obtainable in the Academy is grossly inadequate.

He assured members of the committee that the Academy under his watch will not compromise standards.

Major General Jamil Sarham also appealed for understanding of the committee members and Nigerians in general as the Academy strives to mould young men and women into the Nigerian Armed forces towards confronting security challenges across the country.

In a remark, Chairman Senate committee on defence, Senator Aliyu Magatarkada Wamakko, pledged the commitment of the Ninth Senate in collaborating with the Executive towards addressing security challenges in the country.

He commended the Commandant for the giant strides recorded since his assumption of duty in the Academy.

Usman Sani, Kaduna

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