National Security: War College Participants Embark On Geo-Strategic Tour

As part of the program of the Army War College, Nigeria, AWCN, participants of the college, Course 5/2021, have embarked on a Geo-strategic tour to the Republics of Liberia and Niger.

According to the Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, who made this known earlier today, the tour, which commenced on Sunday, 8 August, and will end on 14 August 2021, is an important component of the module on National Security, and constitutes a vital part of the College’s programme for the participants.

TheFact Nigeria gathers that the aim of the tours is also to enhance the capacity of participants to actively and effectively function at the military strategic level in continental and multinational operational settings. The broad and complex array of challenges which confront the country’s national security has informed the National Defence College for a fact finding mission to proffer solutions to some of the emerging security threats.

According to Nwachukwu, the tour, which is designed to expose the participants to the geo-strategic environment and afford them the opportunity to appreciate the link between geo- strategic mechanisms and Nigeria’s foreign policy posture in the West African subregion, is themed “Border Management and Regional Security Cooperation in West Africa”.

The Overall Tour Director, Major General Solomon Udounwa, who is also the Commandant of the college, has urged the participants to be good ambassadors of Nigeria, the Nigerian Army and the college during the tour.

He further urged them to make utmost use of the opportunity to upgrade their knowledge in regional diplomacy and security, as they are applicable to tackling both intra state and cross border regional security challenges.

The leader of the team visiting the Republic of Liberia is Brigadier General IU Akpan, while the Director of Studies , Brigadier General BA Alabi is leading team 2 to Niger Republic.

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