ECOWAS: Defence College participants task ECOWAS on security, others

Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Participants of Course 24 of the Nigerian National Defence College (NDC), based in the capital city of Abuja, have called on the ECOWAS Commission to strengthen its role in the promotion of economic integration, peace, security and social justice in the region.

They made the call when they paid a study visit to the ECOWAS Commission Headquarters earlier this week, according to a statement from the commission.

The study visit, which is an annual event, allows participants to familiarize themselves with the workings of the regional body, as part of their coursework in the Defence College.

The 129-member delegation was led by the Coordinator of the course, Air Commodore Ekeh Adedokun, and comprises men and women from military and civil establishments from Nigeria, Ghana, Niger, Zambia, Benin Republic and Sierra-Leone.

Course 24 is unique as it is the first time female officers are participating.

The NDC Course is an 11-month strategic level training programme conducted at the college.

The Course is aimed at developing the expertise and skills of senior military/para-military officers and their civilian counterparts for higher responsibilities at operational and strategic levels.

It is therefore specifically targeted at military officers of the rank of Colonel and its equivalent in the other Services of the Nigerian and Foreign armed forces.

The NDC was established in 1992 as the highest military institution in Nigeria for the training of selected senior military officers, the Nigeria Police and civil servants from strategic Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of the Federal Government for higher responsibilities. It also trains officers from friendly countries.
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11 septembre 2015 16:16:34

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