Military is better equipped to tackle security threats- Defence

Martha Obi, Abuja

The Leadership of the National Defence College, NDC in Nigeria says graduates of course 24 have been better equipped to confront the new security threats of insurgency and militancy currently facing the Nation.

The Commandant National Defence College, Rear Admiral, Samuel IIesanmi Alade disclosed this during NDC Course 24 Graduation ceremony in Abuja.

Rear Admiral Alade who was represented by the college Secretary, Air Vice Marshal Uko Erin Being said, the college provided the highest level of formal military education intended to inculcate a sense of professionalism in the decision making process.

Admiral Alade also said that “the college has developed sound and consistent military expertise in the study of policy. Options as to where, when and how the application of force could be applied for security and peaceful purpose “.

He noted that “the mission of the NDC is to prepare selected Senior Officers of the Armed Forces and their civilian counterparts for higher level policy, command and staff functions, by giving them the expertise and knowledge needed to exercise these functions in single or joint service.”

Rear Alade assured Nigerians that the college would continue to take seriously the issue of human development as the centre of excellence for developing potential strategic leaders in Africa.