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Army to hold passing out parade for recruits, Saturday

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The Passing Out Parade (POP) of the 80 Regular Recruit Intakes (RRI) earlier postponed following the death of Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru has been scheduled to hold May 29, 2021.

Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, Nigerian Army Depot, Capt. Audu Arigu made the disclosure in a statement yesterday.

The ceremony was originally scheduled for May 22 with the late Army chief serving as Reviewing Officer and Special Guest of Honour.

He was also expected to commission a new medical center for the depot as part of the event.

The Army spokesperson noted that the POP was one of the series of activities lined up to mark the end of the rigorous training involved in the process of making a soldier.

He said the event was the climax of the recruits’ intensive training, adding that the ceremony showcases the height of military discipline and regimentation.

It will be recalled that Attahiru, alongside 10 other senior military personnel died last week Friday in a plane crash in Kaduna State.

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