Participants Of Army War College Nigeria Visit Defence Headquarters.

By Helen Udoh,Abuja.

The Participants of Course 7, 2023 of Army War College Nigeria (AWCN) today 7 March 2023 visited the Defence Headquarters ( DHQ) with an objective to understudy the functions and organisation of the Defence Joint Operations Centre ( JOC). Receiving the Participants, their Commandant and members of faculty on behalf of the CDS, General Lucky Irabor, the Acting Director Defence Intelligence and Security, Brigadier General ME Onoja said, the visit will avail the participants an opportunity to understand the roles of DHQ and other organizations on the security architecture of the nation. He further stated that the JOC is particularly important for security strategies and serves as coordinating body which also liaises with other security agencies in the country.

He revealed that the JOC has witnessed stronger evolution since. 2012 , adding that it was established in 2008, being the war room for planning and decision making for the AFN. “The JOC is also used for intelligence operations which helps to facilitate the CDS decision making”, he said.

A total of 74 participants comprising 6 foreign allied African nations members, one Nigerian Navy officer and one Nigerian Air force officer, all of the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and its equivalents were led to the visit by the Commandant of AWCN, Major General BA Alabi. Highlights of the event featured a brief on administration, structure and management of the JOC with an interactive session and exchange of souvenirs between the College and DHQ.

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