The Passing Out Parade (POP) for the 80 Regular Recruit Intake which was originally scheduled to hold on Saturday May 22, 2021,  has been rescheduled to May 29.

The occasion which was the ceremony the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru was to attend before his fatal crash in the ill-fated Nigerian Air Force plane.

Capt. Audu Arigu, the Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, Depot Nigeria Army, made this known in a statement issued on Tuesday in Zaria.

General Attahiru who died in the crash alongside other senior military officers was to be guest of honour at the ceremony and  was also slated to commission a new medical centre for the depot as part of the event.

However, the event could not hold due to the ill-fated plane crash that cut short the lives of the COAS and 10 others on the evening of May 21.

According to Arigu, Depot Nigerian Army has rescheduled the event to Saturday (May 29).

He 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 of a soldier.

He said the event was the climax of Recruits intensive training in Depot Nigerian Army, adding that the ceremony showcases the height of military discipline and regimentation.

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