Magashi tasks NDC on robust intellectual support to military

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They Minister of Defence Maj General Bashir Magashi (Rtd) has charged the National Defence College (NDC) to sustain robust intellectual support to National Defence.

General Magashi gave this charge in his opening remark as special guest of honour at the National Defence College (NDC) Security Seminar held in Abuja.

Special Assistant to the Minister of Defence on Media and Publicity, Mohammad Abdulkadri in a statement said, the Defence Minister reiterated commitment of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to tackling national security challenges.

He said national security is key to the growth of nations and regional stability.

The Defence Minister said the upsurge in the dynamic criminal activities of the Non- state actors make the theme of the seminar: “Emerging Security Threats in West Africa: Implications for Regional Security and Stability” very relevant.

The Special guest of honour expressed concern with the rise in violent conflicts in West africa which he blamed on youth bulge and rising unemployment that are fueling terrorists activities in Nigeria and in the Sub-region.While Commending the Commandant National Defence College, Rear Admiral MM Bashir and his management team for the giant strides recorded by the institution, he assured them of the support of the Ministry of Defence at all times under his watch.

In his remark the Chief of Defence Staff, General Leo Irabor thanked the Management of the NDC for organising the seminar aimed at proffering workable solutions to national and regional threats to peace and stability.

The Commandant National Defence College Rear Admiral MM Bashir had earlier set the tone for the Lecture, which he said will interrogate myriad of coups in Burkina Faso, Guinea and Mali as well as security challenges facing the sub – region and Nigeria.

 

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