As part of activities to mark its 40th anniversary, the 26 Regular Course of the Nigeria Defence Academy (NDA) on Friday held a Golf Kitty at the IBB Golf and Country Club in Abuja.
The Golf Kitty, which is part of the 3-day activity to celebrate the anniversary, had both serving and members of the Alumni competing. President of the Alumni Association, Squadron Leader Kayode Sobajo
(red), who led other participants in sets of three to Tee-off, said the 26 Regular Course had every reason to celebrate. ”This is very important because the 28 Regular Course of the NDA is marking its 40th anniversary this week
. We started yesterday by visits to Orphanage homes, and today, we are doing this golf kitty. “All these are to commemorate the fact that we started in NDA in June 1979. So, it is something of joy that God has preserved us.
“We were 112 that started, 97 of us were commissioned, and as of today, 79 of us are still alive, well and the course was able to make a large number of Generals across the services – Army, Navy and Air Force.
“For those of us that left voluntarily earlier; we thank God that we have done very well in our calling as well,” he said. The Alumni president noted that many of them were golfers because the game was widely accepted among the military personnel.
He explained that was why they injected a golf kitty into their anniversary celebration — also speaking after teeing off, Maj. Gen. Emmanuel Nienge (red) said that the Army,
Air Force, and Navy had imbibed golf because it was a game that could be played throughout the life of a serviceman. “As you may also know, most of the Golf Courses have a military background.
So it is a game well imbibed by the military. “Coming together after 40 years, this is also a way of socializing, sharing experiences from the union that was made 40 years ago,” he said. The anniversary would end on June 30 with an award ceremony at the IBB Golf Club in Abuja.