The Executive Governor of Delta State, His Excellency, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan (CON), has commended the National Defence College for its invaluable contribution to the strategic manpower development of the country. According to him, the College is not just an intellectual power house but has contributed immensely to developing the capacity of participants to take leadership responsibilities in the country.
Governor Uduaghan made this remarks when the Commandant of the College, Rear Admiral NP Agholor led members of Team 2 of the College on a geo-strategic study tour of Delta State to pay a courtesy visit on him at the Government House Asaba. He also commended the Commandant for the effective leadership he has provided in the College, stating that the government and people of Delta State are proud of him.
Speaking further, Governor Uduaghan stated that the theme of the study tour “Socio-Economic Development Through Urban Renewal in Delta State” is not only apt but timely. He noted that the theme is in line with his administration’s policy of “Delta Beyond Oil”. adding that since oil economy is unpredictable, the need to develop other sectors such as agriculture, manufacturing, infrastructure etc has become imperative. He requested that senior state government officials should be given slots to attend the course to develop their capacity.
Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan (CON), Delta State Governor
Earlier in his remarks, the Commandant thanked the Governor for delivering earlier in the year the College’s lecture on ‘Strategic Leadership’ earlier in this year. He stated that the tour of selected states in the federation is part of the course work at the College to enable participants comprehend what they have read with, on the field assessment of the states. He added that Anambra, Imo, Kaduna, Kogi, Kwara, Niger, Ogun and Rivers States are being visited simultaneously by the other teams from the College.
He commended the state government for its laudable initiative of ‘Delta State Beyond Oil’ stating that this will further develop the state and protect it from fluctuating oil prices.