The Nigerian contingent, on invitation of the Head of State, staged a spectacular ‘Special Silent Deal’ parade while the participation of the International School for Security Forces was conspicuous.
No fewer than 50 students of the Common Law Department of the National School of Administration and Magistracy (ENAM) have for the first time taken part in the celebration of the country’s National Day. The Common Law students, amongst others of the training school, march-past the Head of State in typical military style.
With shinny heads, all dressed in black suits, the marching rhythm of the students and the deafening sound of their footsteps left attendees at the May 20 Avenue spellbound and drew a thunderous applause from the crowd.
The participation of the Common Law students, baptized earlier this year as the ‘Batch of Peace and Unity,’ was spectacular as they seemingly, through their march-past, demonstrated their commitment in fostering peace, unity and national integration. Their display was also very suggestive of the fact that upon graduation, they will serve the nation with a positive attitude while contributing to sustainable development.
It should be noted the creation of the Common Law Department at ENAM was announced on March 30, 2017, and the English-speaking pupil judicial/legal officers and court registrars started classes on January 8, 2018.
The International School for Security Forces (EIFORCES) also participated in the May 20 celebration with a fresh spirit.
Though the trainees of the institute did not take part in the military march-past on foot, their display during the mounted and motorized phase of the march-past portrayed technical competence and efficiency.
In another development, a contingent of the Nigerian army, which was taking part in Cameroon’s National Day celebration for the second time in the last 10 years, staged a spectacular parade.
Known as the ‘Special Silent Deal’ parade, the parade which last about 10 minutes was a display of human competence and military precision. The rare privilege which was accorded to the Nigerian Army to display at the May 20 Avenue was a show of the excellent military cooperation between Cameroon and Nigeria.