Ex Military Head Of State Gen. Abubakar Advocates Security Training For Politicians
Former Military Head of State in Nigeria, General Abdulsalam Abubakar (rtd) has urged politicians to key into discipline associated programmes at the National Defence College. This he said would have a huge impact in the formation of a good political structure in Nigeria.
Gen Abubakar (rtd.) said this at the event to mark the silver jubilee anniversary of the establishment of the National Defence College in Abuja.
“The National Defence University if established, would focus solely on strategic methods that feature at the highest echelon of government.
“If our politicians, our NGOs and stakeholders in this country attend short courses in this institute, they would have a better understanding of security and nation building, that is, if the college is going to be funded to be running short courses for all the stakeholders in this country,” the former Head of State said.
Also gathered at the event were serving military officers, past participants and commandants at the National Defence College.
The consensus at the end of the meeting was that after 25 years, government needs to pay more attention to the college so that it can further benefit from the strategic nature of the institution.