NIGERIA: NATIONAL DEFENCE COLLEGE TO GRADUATE 130 SENIOR OFFICERS (120 NIGERIANS 10 AFRICANS) NEXT WEEK

Nigeria's Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Oluseyi Petinrin

Nigeria’s Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Oluseyi Petinrin

PAN AFRICAN NEWS AGENCY
26 July, 2012

Ten senior military officers from 10 African countries are among the 130 officers who will graduate from Nigeria’s apex military training institution, the National Defence College, Abuja, next week.

The other 120 officers, all Nigerians, were drawn from military and other strategic Nigerian institutions,according to the Commandant of the College, Rear Admiral Thomas Lokoson. The 10 African countries whose officers will be graduating are Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Niger and Sierra Leone.

Lokoson later told journalists in Abuja on Wednesday that the College, which was established on 16 June, 1992, had in its 20-year history graduated a total of 1,469 officers, including the 138 from sister African and other countries. Other graduands are from the Nigerian Army (622), Nigerian Navy (254), Nigerian Air Force (295), Nigeria Police (55) and 105 from strategic federal establishments.

Lokoson said as part of activities lined up to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the College, former military leader, Gen Ibrahim Babangida, whose government established the College, would deliver the Course 20 graduation lecture with the theme ‘Strategic Vision and National
Development: Reflecting on the Creation of NDC, 20 Years After’

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4 Responses to NIGERIA: NATIONAL DEFENCE COLLEGE TO GRADUATE 130 SENIOR OFFICERS (120 NIGERIANS 10 AFRICANS) NEXT WEEK

  1. doziex says:

    Is it only me, or should nigeria suspend the offer of these big brother, giant of africa free military training spots to other african nations, until we get our priorities right vis a vis our own soldiers and their training and equipment needs ??

  2. xnur44 says:

    Sooner or later there shall be a reason for Nigeria to stop this ‘candy gift’ training scheme. Let these countries start paying or forfeit their slots, we do not have enough vacancies for our officers.

  3. Gud day sir, hv been try to join national defance college but i dnt no hw to join sir what a candidate need i need more info sir tanks God bless u God bless Nigeria

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