DHQ Clears the Air on Admission of Female Cadets
The attention of the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has been drawn to a news being spread in the print and online Media about stoppage of training female cadets in order to be commissioned as Regular Combatant officers into the Armed Forces of Nigeria.
This is an act of disinformation to the general public by mischievous individuals. The contents of all those publications are ill intended concoctions, not authentic and should therefore be disregarded outrightly.
Extantly, the provision in the terms and conditions of service for female officers of the Nigerian Military is that “They are eligible for all the types of Commission that are grantable to their male counterparts”, which has not changed.
This is for the information of the general public and female Nigerians in particular.
JOHN ENENCHE Major GeneralDirector Defence Information
PRESS RELEASE ON ROUTE MARCH EXERCISE FOR SECURITY AND RESPONSE AGENCIES“TOGETHER WE ARE” ON 18 NOVEMBER 2017
1. The physical fitness of members of the Security and Response Agencies is germaine to the effectiveness of its members, especially in the face of contemporary security challenges in the Country. In the same vein, group interaction through an exercise such as route march is an enhancer of espirit de corps and harmony among members of the Security and Response Agencies.
2. Consequently, a Route March Exercise titled “TOGETHER WE ARE” is being conducted on quarterly basis involving the Military, Para Military and Security Responses Agencies in Nigeria. The slogan for the Exercise is: “TOGETHER WE ARE”
a. Protecting Lives and Property.
b. Ensuring Unity and Progress.
c. Supporting Democracy.
d. Upholding the Constitution.
e. Defending National Interests. Long Live the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Long Live the Security Agencies.
2. In this regard, the second “TOGETHER WE ARE” route march exercise will take place across the Nation on 18 November 2017. The general public is hereby notified that there will be movement of troops and other security agencies in the course of this exercise. Your cooperation and understanding is highly solicited. All Nigerians are to be rest assured that; the Security and Response Agencies in the Country are always there to; Protect Lives and Property, Ensure Unity and Progress, Support Democracy, Uphold the Constitution and Defend our National Interests.
JOHN ENENCHEMajor GeneralDirector Defence Information14 Nov 2017