The Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC), Abuja today, held the Friday edition of the Weekly Subject Experts Briefing at Hall B, TY Buratai Block, NARC, Abuja. Today’s edition had presentations by three Subject Experts assigned to cover East and Central Africa, Southern Africa and North America.
The first presentation was by Brigadier General AA Nguru, Subject Expert on East & Central Africa. The presentation discussed the recently announced ceasefire agreement in Ethiopia. In his analysis, Brigadier General Nguru noted the huge significance of the ceasefire agreement and the implications for a conflict that has stretched for years. He also discussed the possible lessons that can be drawn with regards to Nigeria and the conflicts with bandits and farmers-herdsmen clashes .
The second presentation was by Brigadier General DJ Abdullahi, Subject Expert for Southern Africa. This presentation focused on communal farmers in Namibia doing better despite challenges. Drawing from the lessons which can be learnt from the Namibian handling of their cattle, he sought to draw parallels with Nigerian livestock farming and the need for new innovative solutions to the challenges that bedevil the ecosystem.
The third and final presentation of the day was made by Brigadier General TA Ogunsugba, Subject Expert on North America. Brigadier General Ogusugba discussed the implications of the Russian-Ukranian conflict vis- a-vis its impact on the American economic base. In the course of his presentation, the impacts of the Russian- Ukrainian conflict on the world, Africa and Nigeria were discussed as well as the political and economic implications for Nigeria.
Present at the briefing were the Executive Director Consult, NARC Abuja, Major General JGK Myam, Director of Research, Professor CBN Ogbogbo and other management staff, Senior Research Fellows and Research Fellows, Consultants, senior officers, and other staff of the Centre.