The National Defence College, Abuja, has teamed up with the United Nations Training Service and the ECOWAS Department of Peacekeeping and Regional Security to train its officers on peacekeeping in conflict situations.
The 10-day training program was tagged, “Senior Mission Leaders’ Course,” was for officers drawn from 11 African countries, including Nigeria, Mali and South Africa.
The NDC Commandant, Rear Admiral Adeniyi Osinowo, said the training was a proactive measure in handling conflicts, adding that the aim of the course was to enhance the capacity of the participants to play their roles successfully in contemporary peace and support operations.
According to the NDC Public Relations Officer, Commander Edward Yeibo, Osinowo said the training came at a period of “contemporary conflicts in Africa which continue to pose a great challenge to the management of peace support operations.”
He added, “The ECOWAS, the African Union and other regional organisations have identified strategic leadership capability as very vital to the success of any mission. A total of 150 persons have been trained so far, who are now in various peace missions within the continent and beyond. The training has also enjoyed the support of the German government.”
Source: ( Punch Newspaper )