The Chief of Army Staff, COAS, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya has commended participants of the National Defence College Course 29 for carrying out a thorough research work, that examined contemporary security challenges bedeviling the country.
The Army Chief gave the commendation when he received the National Defence College Course 29 who presented a Research Paper titled “Pandemic and National Security in Nigeria: Implications for the Nigerian Army”, at the Army Headquarters Abuja.
The paper was presented by Colonel Olutosin Ogunleye on behalf of the participants in partial fulfillment for the award of the prestigious Fellow Defence College (fdc).
The COAS urged the Commandant and staff of the college to continue to add value to the research and development endeavours of the Nigerian Army while pointing out that the College remains a citadel of military strategy and capacity development.
Speaking earlier, the Commandant of the College, Rear Admiral Oladele Daji, who led the participants to Army Headquarters, said the NDC Course 29 assembled in September 2020 and were subsequently given a topic to research on by the COAS.
He said about 22 participants researched the work, under the supervision of the College members of faculty.
Present at the paper presentation were Principal Staff Officers of Army Headquarters, Directors and members of faculty of the National Defence College, as well as participants of NDC Course 29.