Commandant NDC visits COAS, solicit support for College

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By Victor Akaa, Abuja

The Commandant National Defence College (NDC) Nigeria, Rear Admiral Oladele Bamidele Daji has solicited for a robust collaboration between the Nigerian Army and the College to enhance its performance

Rear Admiral Daji disclosed this when he led a delegation of the College on his maiden visit to the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru on Tuesday at Army Headquarters, Abuja

He said,he was at the Headquarters to identify with the COAS and to solicit for his support in the area of direction ,consultation and infrastructural development.

He noted that COAS being a member of the College Governing Board, he was confident that the College will benefit immensely from the COAS’ support in the areas of concerns

According to him,the NA was one of the critical and major stakeholders of the College hence the need to seek for her special intervention for the provision of desired infrastructures that were hitherto lacking to turn the College into a World class standard.

The Commandant also intimated the COAS that , the College was adequately equipped to carry possible researches in peace and conflict resolution as well as other areas of high interest.

According to him, the current NDC course 29 whose participants are drawn from different parts of the world including Nigeria will soon embark on a world tour to broaden participant’s knowledge on other countries’ military and strategic command style with a view to boosting human capacity development in the Armed Forces of Nigeria.
Some of the places he planned to visit include; Africa, Europe, America and Asian countries

He assured the COAS of the College’s adequate and qualitative training and other studies for the personnel of NA as well as other Armed Forces.

The Commandant also congratulated Lt Gen Attahiru on his deserved appointment as the 21st COAS describing his leadership skills as unique and exceptional.
He said, the Army under the command of Gen Attahiru has recorded huge successes so far in the fight against Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists in the North East and other security challenges in the country.

He also invited the COAS to deliver Chief of Army Staff Paper to participants of NDC Course 29 coming up in May,2021.

In his remarks, the COAS Lt Gen Ibrahim Attahiru congratulated the Commandant NDC on his appointment which he said comes with enormous responsibilities.

He added that he has been keeping abreast with the developmental strides in the College and assured the Commandant of his total support and cooperation for the development of the College to a world Class standard.

He also thanked the College for the training of military personnel over the years.

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