The Commander-in-Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces, President Muhammadu Buhari has restated the political will of the present administration geared towards strengthening Multinational multilateral cooperations in the Lake Chad Region to defeat transboarder crimes plaguing the nations.
President Buhari who was the Special Guest of Honour, stated this in a message at the graduation ceremony of the 43rd Course participants of the Armed Forces Command and Staff College AFCSC, Jaji, Kaduna State .
The President who was represented by the Minister of Defence, Maj Gen Bashir Salihi Magashi (rtd), expressed optimism that asymetric threats are summountable if African countries work together within a clearly defined joint operational environment.
While reflecting on the the national security challenges, president Buhari said his administration is employing new tactics and deploying state powers to promote peace and tranquillity in the country.
The Commander-in-Chief told the two hundred and twenty six graduands of the AFCSC to justify huge investments expended on them by adding value to the counter-insurgency and anti – banditry operations, pointing out that to whom much is given much is expected.
He therefore urged the graduands of the forty- eight weeks intensive training to be good ambassadors of the forty years old tri- service institution.
The President reminded them that graduation is a clarion call to taking up higher duties in service to their fatherland.
The Special Guest of Honor lauded what he called milestone achievements and pivotal roles, the esteemed military institution is playing in raising the bar of robust professional competences of the Armed Forces of the various nations.
The Commandant Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Air Vice Marshal Ebenezer Alade who had earlier confered the prestigious title of the Pass Staff Course, PSC on the graduands said they are found worthy in character, learning and professionalism.
The Armed Forces Command and Staff College which has the Minister of Defence Maj Gen Bashir Salihi Magashi (rtd) as Chairman of the Seven – Man Board Membership was established in 1976 and has over the years of its existence attained high level developmental strides and acquired international status as a reputable citadel of Military Institution in African sub – region.
Mohammad Abdulkadri Special Assistant to the Minister of Defence on Media and Publicity.