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Chief of Army Staff Praises National Defence College’s Contribution to National Development and Peace

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The Nigerian Army (NA) has commended the innovation and reform strides of the National Defence College (NDC) in terms of course packages and exercises, which over the years have produced well-trained strategic leadership for the Armed Forces, Ministries, Departments, and allied nations across the world.

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Major General Taoreed Lagbaja made the commendation when he received the audience of the Commandant NDC, Rear Admiral Olumiyiwa Morakinyo Olotu, and members of his entourage at the Army Headquarters, Abuja. He described NDC as a reliable citadel of learning and through their research efforts, NA was able to carry out reforms, and interventions across the country and improved operational efficiency and administrative tasks. The COAS noted that through the efforts of the college, the NA was able to have well-trained senior officers manning strategic positions across NA formations with outstanding performance.

The Army Chief averred that NA will continue to rely on the college for the training and education of strategic leadership cadre while appreciating other areas of partnership and relationship that exist between the two institutions. The Army Chief assured the College of continuous partnership in ensuring that the nation continues to witness much-desired development, peace, and stability.

The COAS while congratulating the Commandant on his well-deserved appointment, appreciated the excellent relationship between the College and the NA, assuring that the NA under his command is disposed to supporting the College, including the provision of observers from Army Headquarters for joint exercises adding that through such avenues, officers will learn new techniques and be better informed for the overall development of the Armed Forces.

Earlier in his remarks, the Commandant NDC, Rear Admiral Olumiyiwa Morakinyo Olotu while congratulating the COAS noted.

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