The National Defence College on Tuesday, 30 March 2021 rolled out the drums to celebrate the Immediate Past Commandant of the College Rear Admiral Makanju Mackson Kadiri (rtd). The Admiral retired from the Service after a successful military career in the Armed Forces of Nigeria. Rear Admiral Kadiri served in different capacities both aflot and ashore in the course of his career. Remarkable among them are; Commanding Officer Forward Operating Base FORMOSO, Directing Staff at both Armed Forces Command and Staff College Jaji and National Defence College. He was also Director Maritime Warfare at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College. Others are Navy Secretary and Chief of Training and Operations at the Naval Headquarters, appointment he held until his appointment to NDC.
Activities to mark the occasion include; A Farewell Parade, Pulling Out of the retired senior officer and Dinner in honour of the retired senior officer. Some of the dignitaries that graced the occasion were Chairman House Committee on Defence, Hon Minister of Defence ably represented by Mrs Olu Mustaph and Chief of Defence Staff General LOE Irabor amongst others.