The National Defence College (NDC) of Nigeria and the United Arab Emirates have reached an agreement to work hand-in-hand for stronger national power.
Brig.-Gen. Mahdi Alahbabi, NDC UAE, and Commandant, NDC Nigeria, Rear Adm. Murtala Bashir met on Monday alongside other representatives.
Alahbabi stated the visit to Nigeria is of great importance to the miltary power of the UAE to acquire advanced strategic studies and learn how Nigerians meet its mission objectives.
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He revealed that the UAE believed that the armed forces were the instrument for measuring its national power adding that the importance of military partnership is enable harmony.
He added that majority of members in the military were civilians who work in other sectors of both government and private.
Rear Adm. Murtala Bashir said the college develops future strategic leaders within the military, security agencies, strategic government ministries and agencies.
He added that the college had participants from allied countries, adding that the current course had 21 allied participants from 20 countries.
Gen. Bashir officer observed security was becoming more complex, volatile, and uncertain, and therefore required partnership among allies.
“We also want to use this opportunity to appreciate the UAE for the role of bringing in peace and stability in the Middle East and of course for the role you are playing in global commerce.
“The United Arab Emirates is a commercial hub for tourism and it has become a model for other countries to emulate.
“I just want to inform you that what we do here is to prepare future strategic leaders with the requisite knowledge and skills to harness all elements of national power, I mean security and defence environment.”
“Because of that, we tried to emphasis on the whole of society approach to addressing our security challenge and we also continue to see how we can collaborate more with other countries so that we can get as many international participants as possible.
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“So, we get to see national security and development from the same prison,” the Commandant said, adding that the college has continued to develop and update its curriculum to meet the demand of current and emerging security challenges as we as holding joint planning exercises with services war colleges”, he added.
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