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COAS tasks war college participants on knowledge-based solutions to insecurity

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COAS tasks war college participants on knowledge-based solutions to insecurity

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, has called on participants of Army War College Nigeria (AWCN) to develop ideas and Knowledge-based solutions that could help in overcoming the nation’s security challenges.

Yahaya made the call during the inauguration of AWCN Course 6/2022 on Friday in Abuja.

The Army Chief said the war course was a critical learning curve in military career, adding that the knowledge acquired on the course would determine how well the officers could contribute to the ongoing and future operations.

In his words, “You must therefore learn to think out of the box, not forgetting that contemporary security challenges of the 21st century submit only to knowledge-based and specialized efforts.

“Hence seize this opportunity to hone your skills accordingly and endeavour to be creative with novel ideas on how best to surmount our challenges.

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“This is indeed my expectation of you all and that of your Services, Ministries, Agencies and Departments.”

The COAS commended the resilience, dedication, commitment and doggedness of the troops deployed in various trouble spots across the country, adding that the sacrifices of the troops had continued to yields successes.

These successes, according to him, are results of the renewed focus and determination of the armed forces to operate jointly in restoring peace and ensuring security of lives and property in Nigeria.

Yahaya commended the war college for its capacity as the premier institution of learning in the Nigerian army and fast becoming a destination of choice for armed forces of several countries in Africa and beyond.

He added that the college had since inception in 2017, successfully played its primary role of grooming operational level military officers and a select few from relevant Ministries, Department and Agencies in Nigeria for the onerous task of conflict management and defence.

According to him, the war college has shown a defining character in its training and research activities as seen in the sterling performances of its alumni.

COAS tasks war college participants on knowledge-based solutions to insecurity

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