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NWC to tackle national security problems, says minister


Defense Minister, Mansur Muhammad Dan-Ali

The courses introduced in the Naval War College (NWC) Nigeria would help to address the complex national security problems, the Minister of Defence, Gen. Mansur Dan-Ali has said. He stated this yesterday at Ubima in Ikwere Council of Rivers States while inaugurating course one of the war college.

According to the minister, the college’s courses are envisaged to support the objective of the Nigerian Navy’s training efforts which is aimed at enhancing capacity of naval officers to make sound decisions in both command and management positions.

He said, “The command owe the armed forces and the nation a lot.  The college is programmed to emphasise intellectual development and academic excellence. It has been tasked with the mission to develop senior naval leaders and equivalent from other services as operational level commanders with thorough appreciation of complex national security problems, who are prepared to make sound decisions in application of maritime force as policy option”.

Also speaking, the Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Vice-Admiral Ibok Ete Ekwe Ibas, said the inauguration of the war courses would deepen professional maritime operations in the Nigerian navy.

He said, “The course to be run in this college is floated to produce a new breed of maritime security experts and leaders with hope that they will have greater understanding of maritime security issues and a more integrated and peaceful approach to tackling them.”

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