Kaduna - President Goodluck Jonathan charged the graduating cadets of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) to participate in the fight against terrorism and insecurity in the country.
The president made the call on Saturday at the passing-out parade, convocation and oath-taking ceremony of the 60th Regular Course Cadets of the NDA in Kaduna.
"You must join your colleagues in the military to tackle the mirage of insecurity in the country and rescue it from internal and external forces.
"Your commitment to the country's safety must be unwavering and absolute; nothing short of exemplary life must be exhibited by you.
"Those who cause disaffection within our midst must be dealt with, while the virtue of peace and uncommon purpose is imbibed," he said.
Jonathan said that the cadets had an important role to play in the transformation of the armed forces, in line with the transformation agenda of his administration.
The president said that his administration was committed to promoting merit and the rule of law, while urging the graduating cadets to exhibit the skills and virtues they had acquired in the military training.
He, however, stressed that judging from the quality of the training which the cadets had received, he had no doubt that they would do the country proud.
Cadets from Cote d'Ivoire, Liberia, Benin Republic, Togo, and Central Africa Republic were among the graduating cadets.