Chief Of Defence Staff Urges Post-Graduate Students To Research Into Security Challenges Confronting The Nation
The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin has urged Post Graduate students of Peace, Conflict and Strategic Studies in Nigeria to focus their research on the current security challenges confronting the nation.
The CDS made this remark when he played host to Post Graduate students of Nile University of Nigeria Abuja at the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) who were on a recent study tour of military establishments and institutions within the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
The CDS, who was represented by the Director of Monitoring and Evaluation Air Vice Marshal Bello Garba said the findings of their research on Peace, Conflict and Strategic Studies could facilitate the tackling of the root causes of the security challenges as well as aid security agencies in combating contemporary security threats facing the nation.
Speaking earlier, the leader of the delegation Professor Gani Jones Yorom said the visit was aimed at acquainting the post graduate students undergoing Master of science degree in Peace, Conflict and Strategic Studies with key variables of the Defence and Strategic Studies, as well as broadening their knowledge and horizon on the structure and operational activities of the Armed Forces of Nigeria.
Delivering a lecture on “Civic-Military Relations in Nigeria” during the visit, Commodore JA Pindar, who is also the Director of Psychological Warfare at the DHQ said civil military relations has played a vital role in curbing the menace of insecurity in the country.
He added that the Nigerian military, through its various support to sister security agencies, has aided in the search and rescue of citizens especially in the aftermath of natural disasters and conflicts in the country.
He added that the military had on many occasions supported the Nigerian Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in rescuing of flood victims as well as distribution of relief materials to the victims.
The NUN delegation comprised 25 Post graduate students and 2 administrative staff.
Highlight of the occasion was the presentation of souvenir and copies of the latest edition of Defence Magazine to the visiting students.
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