Nigerian military officers head to South Africa, Egypt for training
On Saturday, military officers at the Army War College Nigeria Course 6/2021 embarked on a seven-day geo-strategic study tour to South Africa and Egypt.
A spokesman for the college, Mohammed Maidawa, disclosed this in a statement he issued in Abuja.
Mr Maidawa stated that the tour was an important component of the National Security and Organisation of Defence Module of the course and constituted a vital part of the training programme.
He added that the tour was designed to expose the military officers to the geo-strategic environment.
It would also afford them the opportunity to appreciate the link between geo-strategic mechanisms and Nigeria’s foreign policy towards countries within and outside the West African sub-region, stressed the war college.
“The tour director is the commandant of the college, Maj.-Gen. Bamidele Alabi, while the team leader visiting the Republic of Egypt, is the deputy commandant/director of studies, Brig.-Gen. Umar Alkali. The director of coordination, Brig.-Gen. Olawale Oyekola, is leading the other team to South Africa,” Mr Maidawa explained.
The war college was established in 2017 and “conceptualised to develop the capacity of Nigerian Army officers in operational art, including campaign planning and management of war,” as well as the development of basic strategic skills.
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