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Army partners Unilorin on intelligence courses, graduates 11 officers



The Nigerian Army School of Education (NASE) in partnership with the University of Ilorin on Friday graduated eleven Army officers in the Senior Executive Officer Intelligence Management Course.

The graduates were inducted at the Sobi Military Cantonment in Ilorin along junior soldiers that participated in other military courses.

In his address, Prof. Noah Yusuf, Director, Centre for Peace and Strategic Studies of the University of Ilorin said that the officers had been equipped in intelligence management which he said would help them in the course of their duties.

Yusuf, who also represented the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Sulyman Abdulkareem described the graduating officers as a crop of intelligent, dedicated and committed officers, who are the pride of the country.

According to him, 80 per cent of the resource persons for the course were from the University with an agreement that the institution will admit the best among them for postgraduate courses of the Centre for Peace and Strategic Studies.

He disclosed that the programme would subsequently expanded to involve participants from other military and sister services to fill the gap in intelligence knowledge among the officers of the Nigerian security agencies.


Earlier in his address, Brig-Gen. Nuha Umaru, the Commandant of the NASE, Ilorin Centre said that the course was the most prestigious and the senior in the military career and professionalism.

Umaru explained that the participants were drilled in research methodology, leadership techniques and intelligence management through carefully designed seminars and symposiums among others.

The commandant, who applauded the University of Ilorin for its commitment to the programme, said that the participants were better equipped with necessary leadership skills to perform their task wherever they find themselves.

The best graduating officers were also presented with prize awards.

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