Donation of Books and Material to National Defence College

The National Defence College Nigeria has received 139 Peace Support Operations books, reference materials, United Nations Handouts and folders from the wife of Late Major General Ishaya Isah Hassan. The donation was as a result of the will written by the Late Major General. The will directed the distribution of the aforementioned Peace Support Operations books to the National Defence College, on the demise of Major General Ishaya Hassan.

 

 

Late Major General Ishaya Hassan was the architect of the establishment of the departments of peacekeeping in the Armed Forces and the Nigeria Police. These departments were approved based on a position paper the Late General forwarded to the Ministry of Defence in 2003 when he was serving as a Defence Attaché in New York. The Late General was the Director of Peacekeeping (DPK) at the Army Headquarters, Chief of Staff African Standby Force at the Headquarters African Union Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. While serving in these offices, the Late General was able to collect these large volumes of works on Peace Support Operations and he wrote a will directing the donation to National Defence College Nigeria. It was the hope of the General while alive that these books, reference materials and United Nations handouts would serve to improve the wealth of knowledge of members of the Armed Forces and the generality of the populace. The presentation was done by Air Commodore RJ Peters and the son of the Late General to the National Defence College.

 

The Commandant, National Defence College, Rear Admiral Adeniyi Osinowo, while receiving the books on behalf of the College commended the decision of the Late General and stated that the will was one of its kinds in the history of the Nigerian Armed Forces. He therefore, advised military personnel to emulate the kind gesture of the Late General, so that knowledge gained by personnel while in Service will not get to extinction.

NDC Orgarnizes Seminar on Science and Technology for National Security

The National Defence College Nigeria, organised a day seminar on “Science and Technology for National Security” for Course 27 participants at the College’s auditorium on Tuesday 13 November 2018. The seminar was a continuation of programmes lined up for the academic activities for Course 27 participants. Resource persons that featured in the seminar include, Professor Val Ekechukwu, Dean Faculty of Engineering University of Nigeria, Nsukka with a seminar paper titled, “Research and Development in the Armed Forces of Nigeria-Lesson from the Regional perspective “. He was the lead presenter. Air Vice Marshal Jomo Osahor, the Director General, Research and Development Bureau, Defence Headquarters and Professor Emmanuel Ezugwu, the Provost Air Force Institute of Technology , Nigerian Air Force were discussants.

 

Rear Admiral Adeniyi Osinowo asserted that the seminar will give the participants an insight into the rudiment of research and development as it affects national security in Nigeria. Going through history lane, the Commandant maintained that human race has transited from one development to the other and that today’s generation has not seen destructions when compared to the happenings during the era of the 2 world wars as revealed in history. ‘’Where thousands of soldiers would be lost in a day”, he said.

 

Similarly, the Commandant confessed that in today’s generation cloning has the power to destroy almost everything the world is having as value, making everything become so minimal. In the mix of this, Rear Admiral Osinowo observed that the world is being confronted with various threats that are asymmetrical in nature, in form of terrorism and many others. However, he affirmed that with the application of research and development, the armed forces, regional and national governments are confronting these threats decisively.

NDC to Host Foreign Policy and National Security Roundtable

The National Defence College (NDC) will be hosting a Foreign Policy and National Security Roundtable on Nigeria and Her Immediate Neighbours scheduled for 27 November 2018. The Roundtable is designed to bring together stakeholders to review the trends and dynamics associated with Nigeria’s relations with her immediate neighbours with a view to suggesting credible foreign policy recommendations. About 80-100 participants and 8 Resource persons from various Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs) will be attending the Roundtable.

 

The Roundtable will be conducted in plenaries with technical papers on the subject matter to be delivered by experts and stakeholders. There will be interactive session for each technical session to enable critical interactions. This will provide opportunities for various MDAs to make presentations relating to their mandate.

 

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