About us

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With the May 1999 elections, Nigeria returned to democratic rule, resulting in numerous reforms across all sectors of national life. In conformity with the tenets of democracy and in line with the resultant national reform processes, the Nigerian Army is striving towards improved professionalism in the actualization of its constitutional mandate. In order to achieve this goal, the current Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen TY Buratai provided several platforms for personnel professional improvement including the establishment of the Nigerian Army Resources Centre (NARC) on 20 November 2015. This is in line with his vision for the Nigerian Army which is 

To have a professionally responsive NA in the discharge of its constitutional roles

At inception, the NARC operated from the Command Officers Mess, Asokoro Abuja, where the Director General (DG) held his inaugural meeting with the officers of the Centre on 5 January, 2016. The Centre became fully operational on 19 January, 2016, when it moved to its temporary office at No 5 Lekki Close, Garki II Abuja. The permanent office is at Maitama Avenue by Mambilla Barracks, Asokoro Abuja. Though the office is undergoing reconstruction, it is at about 90% completion level and the Director-General envisages that the Centre will commence operations from its permanent site by the end of March, 2016. The first major assignment of the Centre was to conduct a study of the Army-owned Command Secondary Schools with a view to re-positioning them for better performance. As part of its inaugural activities, a NARC team was composed in January, 2016 to pay fact-finding visits to similar organizations in India and the United Kingdom. The team comprised Major General JGS Hamakim (Director-General), Brigadier General FC Eze (Director, Communications and ICT) and Brigadier General Nnamdi John Anene (Director, International Alliance and Linkages).

Core Values: The fundamental core values of NARC resolve around a determination to help the Nigerian Army make a positive difference in terms of optimising Nigeria’s national security and state-building as well as Nigeria’s role as a positive regional peace and security contributor. NARC’s other core value include Professionalism, Team work and a Creative, Open and flexible operational structure that allows value-added collaboration with domestics and international organizations. NARC also places a very high premium on the qualities of Resourcefulness and Innovativeness that enable the centre to sustainably deliver on its mandate with efficiency and disciplined execution.
Vision: To become a leading centre of excellence with the capacity to generate and interrogate ideas towards addressing issues on Defence and Security.
Mission: To offer creative decision-making ideas and systematic frameworks while helping to bridge important strategic and operational capacity gaps in providing workable practical solutions to pertinent national defence and security issues.