NDCParticipants in course twenty-six of the National Defence College have undertaken a study tour of Anambra State.

During a visit to Governor Willie Obinao at Governor’s Lodge in Awka, the Leader of the Team, Brigadier General Martin Enendu pledged that the college would continue to offer standard training to participants in line with global best practices.

Brigadier General Enendu said the team was in Anambra State to study the economic and industrial potential that abound in the area.

He pledged the commitment of the college to offer useful training to participants on modern trends in military management and the art of democratic governance.

Receiving the team, Governor Willie Obiano who appreciated the tour of the state, explained that it was an indication of government’s strategies in creating opportunities for development activities to thrive in the state.

Governor Obiano noted that one of the biggest achievements recorded by his administration was the collaboration with security agencies and vigilante groups which had brought peace and investments to the area.

Earlier, the Secretary to the State Government, Professor solo Chukwulobelu who said that the team was the fourth to undertake a study of the state this year, applauded the Governor for granting the approval.

The course members were drawn from the Nigerian Army, Navy, Air Force as well as the Ghanaian and Tanzania armies.

One of the participants from the Ghanaian Army, Colonel Samuel Asare expressed happiness over the hospitality offered to them by the State Government.

The theme of their five day study tour is “Youth Empowerment and National Security, issues and prospects”.

The National Defence College was established in 1992 as the National War College in Lagos.

The college was relocated to Abuja in 1995 and later had its name changed to National Defence College in 2007.

It was set up as the apex military training school in Nigeria and Africa.