Participants Of UAE Defence College Visit Defence Headquarters.
By Helen Udoh,Abuja.
The Chief of Defence Staff ( CDS), General Lucky Irabor on 7 March 2023 played host to the participants of Course 10 of the United Arab Emirate (UAE) Defence College. Making a remark during the visit, the leader of the participants, Brigadier General Mahdi Al -Ahbabi stated that the visit was informed by the need to share ideas with Nigerian Defence Headquarters on issue of national security. He noted that the UAE Defence College shares a similarity with
Nigerian National Defence College (NDC), but however pointed out that the 2 colleges differ in the constituents of participants.
He explained that the UAE Defence College has
70 per cent civilian participants and 30 per cent military officers participants , unlike what is obtainable in Nigerian NDC.
The CDS represented by the Chief of Defence Policy and Plans (CDPP), Air Vice Marshal Jackson Yusuf, while welcoming the participants to DHQ noted that the visit was timely as it coincided with Nigerian election period, He expressed hope that the participants could draw much lessons from the electoral period, especially as it affects harnessing national security architecture for safe , free and fair election.
Highlight of the visit was a brief on the organization and roles of the Defence Headquarters for the participants, which dovetailed to an interactive session.