Meet The Nigerian Naval Officer Who Was Honored With The Sword In UK

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Nigerian Abdulrahman Buniyamin in the UK has been honored for his excellence during his training at the reputable Britannia Royal Naval College (BRNC).

Sub Lieutenant (SLt) Abdulrahman Buniyamin was presented with a ceremonial sword by General Sir Gordon Messenger, Royal Marines, Vice Chief of the Defence Staff during the final passing-out-parade held at BRNC on 16 December 2016.

BRNC is renowned for its standards and deep rooted traditional values in modern times.

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According to Vanguard, the College in 2016 provided initial naval training for nearly 500 cadets destined for careers in the Royal Navy, the Royal Fleet Auxiliary or overseas naval and defence forces.

Present at the occasion and part of the parade was Brigadier General Gbolahan Oyefesobi, the Defence Advisor at the Nigerian High Commissioner.

The awarding of the ceremonial sword is a significant act backed by the Britannia Association, the College Alumni, in recognition of the Cadet who improved the most during training.



The Nigerian Naval officer, SLt Abdulrahman Buniyamin, enrolled for the training at the College last year.

On his graduation on December 16, he was honored with the sword as a sign of his commitment to the training.

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With an amazing academic tenacity and stamina, the Nigerian officer championed all challenges that surfaced in the course of his education. Report says that he put in extra time to his study forfeiting the leisure of his free time.

While training at the college, SLt Abdulrahman Buniyamin was noted to be the first to volunteer for any extra task. Thus earned him the Royal Yacht Association Powerboat Level 2 qualification.

SLt Buniyamin is currently serving on the Nigerian Navy ship Burutu.

“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.”