Posted on Mon 13 Nov 2017, 06:38 AM

The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) is set to stop admitting female candidates into its combatan course as recommended in the new conditions of service.

The admission of female cadets began under former President Goodluck Jonathan with the admission of a set of 20 females nicknamed the Jonathan Queens in 2011.

The new order is allegedly taking effect from the recommendation of the Armed Forces Council which was inaugurated by President Muhammadu Buhari last week on his return to the Presidential office after rats invasion forced him to work from other offices within the Presidential villa.

Recommendation 19 of the Harmonised Terms and Conditions of the Armed Forces of Nigeria which was also ratified by President Buhari during the maiden meeeting of the council immediately after the innauguration according to THE PUNCH read "Phase out the training of female regular combatant cadets"

The decision according to an anonymous source arose from some complaints by Northern leaders. The decision however does not stop the admission of female cadets in such other combabatant courses like ; Regular Combatant Commission, Short Service Combatant Commission, Direct Regular Comission, Direct Short Service and Executive Commission


By Joseph Odeh

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