The Deputy Commandant of the Kenyan’s National Defence College, His Excellency, Ambassador Robert Ngesu recently led the participants of the Kenyan’s National Defence College Course 24/2021 on a study tour to the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC), Abuja.
During the visit, Ambassador Ngesu disclosed that the visit was targeted towards strengthening the bilateral relations between Kenya and Nigeria in terms of security as both countries are facing the problem of terrorism, insurgency and other security challenges especially from the Al-Shabab and Boko Haram Terrorists. He equally expressed his profound appreciation for the warm reception accorded to him and his entourage. The Ambassador noted that the Nigerian Army Resource Centre has been a Centre of excellence in the areas of research and development, adding that as important as it is, no nation can survive without research and development. “There is the need for the two countries to conduct a research and find a lasting solution to those problems. You need to find out what are the causes of the problem and proffer solutions to them”, he said.
He congratulated the Director Genera,l NARC, Major General Garba Wahab (rtd), officers, soldiers and the civilian staff of the Centre for the resound success achieved by the Centre.
Earlier in his remarks, the Director General welcomed the delegation and intimated them on the roles of the Centre as the Think – Tank, not only for the Nigerian Army but the Nation at large. The Ambassador and his entourage were later conducted on a guided tour of the Centre to acquaint them with its facilities
The high point of the event was the exchange of souvenirs. The visit was well attended by the Directors, Consultants, soldiers and civilian Staff of the Centre.