The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai has inaugurated the second edition of the Strategic Management and Policy Studies Course 2019 at the Nigerian Army Resource Center, Abuja.
Speaking at the event, the Army Chief enjoined participants to take advantage of the course as it is conceived to enhance human capital development and improve security architecture in the country.
He maintained that the Nigerian Army Resource Center was established to proffer research based solution to defence and security challenges facing the country.
Buratai said the course has been reviewed with the number of courses increased to five to meet up guidelines of the National Universities Commission (NUC) in line with similar courses in other part of the world in conjunction with the Nigeria Defence Academy (NDA).
“The course is designed to examine security through other pure kinetic means. Consequently, factors like food security will also be considered.
“I enjoined participants to take advantage of the course and learn as no knowledge is lost. This is a unique course that offers more than you have learned before now therefore you stand to gain maximally.
“One of the reasons that inspired the course is to have a closer interpersonal relationship amongst participants which will be beneficial on the long run to the country,”.
Buratai thanked the various services and agencies that have subscribed to the course. He thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for the support accorded to the Nigerian Army in terms of capacity development which led to the establishment of the center.
The event had in attendance Chief of Defence Intelligence, Director General Nigerian Army Resource Center, representative of the Chief of Naval and Air Staff, professors and other academics from various universities including participants.