A Nigerian naval officer by the name Abdulrahman Buniyamin, has been rewarded for his enthusiasm and commitment to his training at Britannia Royal Naval College (BRNC) in the UK.
It is reported that, Abdulrahman Buniyamin, a sub lieutenant, was presented with a ceremonial sword by Royal Marines, Vice Chief of the Defence Staff, Gordon Messenger, during the final passing-out-parade held at BRNC on Friday.
The sword, sponsored by the Britannia Association, the College Alumni, also recognises the Cadet who improved the most during training.
Mr. Buniyamin who trained at the College between February and October 2015, upon completing the 30-week initial naval training course, achieved a Royal Yacht Association Powerboat Level 2 qualification and became known as the first to volunteer for any extra task.
The Defence Advisor at the Nigerian High Commissioner, Gbolahan Oyefesobi, a Brigadier General in the Nigerian Army was invited as a special guest to the parade.
The honoured naval officer who is currently serving on the Nigerian Navy ship Burutu said that, through hard work and dedication, he overcame initial difficulties to meet the standards required of him, putting in extra hours of study and foregoing his free time for private tutoring.
“I am very happy to receive this prize. I put in my best effort for every activity, be it assessed or not assessed. My knowledge has improved by being here, which has made me a better Naval officer back at home.” he said.
Well done to him!
Written by Okolo Ezinne