Former head of state General Abubakar salutes as National Defence College turns 25 (Photos)

Former head of state General Abubakar salutes as National Defence College turns 25 (Photos)

- Former Military Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, spoke as a guest lecturer at the 25th anniversary of the National Defence College

- Abubakar said that time was ripe for the college to be elevated to a degree awarding institution, to be called National Defence University

- Former military head of state advised that the college can partner with other institutions of higher learning in the country for similar purpose

Former Military Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, on Tuesday, June 19, urged the military authorities to seek upgrading of the National Defence College (NDC) to a university status.

Reports have it that Abubakar charged politicians, NGOs and stakeholders, to enrol for courses in the college.

According to him, by so doing that they can have better grasp of not only security matters, but also nation building.

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NAIJ.com gathered that Former Military Head of State said since all the arms of the nation’s Armed Forces have established their various war colleges for the training of their personnel, retaining the status of the National Defence College at the moment was unnecessary.

'The former Nigerian leader, who spoke as a guest lecturer at the 25th anniversary of the National Defence College, noted that time was ripe for the college to be elevated to a degree awarding institution, to be called “National Defence University.”

It was learnt that the modern defence colleges were becoming more engaged in academic activities that leads to the award of higher degrees.

he advised that the college can partner with other institutions of higher learning in the country for similar purpose.

He however lamented that after 25 years the College was still occupying a temporary facility due to non-completion of its permanent site at Piwoyi, adding that it is therefore expedient that government should complete the site as matter of urgency

Former head of state General Abubakar salutes as National Defence College turns 25 (Photos)

Former head of state General Abubakar salutes as National Defence College turns 25 (Photos)

Former head of state General Abubakar salutes as National Defence College turns 25 (Photos)

Former head of state General Abubakar salutes as National Defence College turns 25 (Photos)

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Former head of state General Abubakar salutes as National Defence College turns 25 (Photos)

Former head of state General Abubakar salutes as National Defence College turns 25 (Photos)

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com recently reported that Former President Goodluck Jonathan had praised General Abdulsalami Abubakar for making democracy possible in Nigeria.

Jonathan said Nigerian current democratic experience would not have been possible if General Abdulsalami Abubakar had not surrendered himself to be used by God as a pencil in the Hand of the Creator.

Watch this NAIJ.com TV Video of Nigerian Air Force giving an update on operations against Boko Haram in 2017:

Source: Naij.com

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