The Director General (DG) of National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantani) has advised management of the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to deploy the knowledge gained over the years for the good of the nation.
This was revealed at the Corporate Headquarters of NITDA when the management team of NARC led by the Director General NARC, Major General GA Wahab (Rtd) paid a thank you visit to the Agency in Abuja.
Dr Ibrahim said the visit is highly commendable because it is a clear indication that NARC is willing to utilize to the maximum the intervention rendered by NITDA and by implication the Agency is also encouraged to provide more assistance in the future.
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The DG NITDA said one of the outstanding initiatives of the Nigerian Army (NA) is the creation of the NARC. He encouraged the Centre to be the think-tank of the NA so as to proffer research – based solutions to defence and security problems. He advised the NARC to think outside the box to get to the root of our internal security challenges.
He charged NARC to involve more in research and that the Centre should come up with modalities on how the research – based solutions will be disseminated so that it will be implemented by relevant stakeholders all. The DG finally advocated that the Centre should be at the forefront of the NA’s effort to bring total peace to Nigeria by deploying and utilizing technology in resolving crisis.
In his opening remarks the DG NARC Major General Wahab disclosed that the NARC was created on 20 of November 2015 by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt Gen TY Buratai to look into defence and security related issues with view to proffer solutions through research that will assist the Armed Forces of Nigeria and generally the nation as a whole.
According to the DG they were at the Corporate Headquarters of NITDA to say thank you to the Agency for bringing solutions to the Centre’s Computer problems. He informed the DG NITDA that the NARC has been positioned and reorganized to meet with international best practices. He said NARC can rank among other institutions of its type in the world if properly harnessed and supported.