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Buhari at AFCSC Graduation; Assures of prioritizing training, professionalism in Armed Forces for proficiency.

The Federal Government has assured on continuous investments in building capacity and capability of the  Armed Forces towards tackling insecurity in  parts of the Country . 

President Muhammadu  Buhari made this commitment in a message to the  graduation ceremony of Course 42 of the Armed Forces Command and  Staff College (AFCSC), Jaji Military Cantonment, Kaduna State.

Buhari who was represented at the Ceremony by the  Minister of Defence,  Major General Bashir Salihi Magashi (rtd) as Special Guest of Honour, expressed satisfaction that the  grooming of the Middle level manpower in the Military is receiving ‘The Force  Multiplier boost’ at a time when the country is combating low Intensity  Conflict occasioned by non-state actors.  

Consequently, he tasked the graduands to raise the bar of Counter-Insurgency and Anti- banditry  war on deployments to the theatres of operation. 

President Buhari while acknowledging the exploit of the Nigerian Military in Peace Support Operations,  at global and Regional levels commended the efforts trajectory of the security agencies especially the fighting forces in mitigating COVID-19 pandemic in the Country. 

Earlier, the Commandant AFCSC Air Vice Marshal  Abubakar Sadiq Liman statutorily admited  the graduands into the league of Officers entitled to adorn the prestigious emblem of Pass  Staff Course, Psc award, for successfully completing the 48 weeks of academic, physical and combatant drillings to  attain the professional level of competence.

He said the graduands who are Majors and its equivalent in other Services are good to take up higher responsibility in the onerous task of National  Defence architecture noting, “They are proficiently equipped and qualified to carry out any assigned task to accomplish  National Security  Aspirations of promoting peace and to end insurgency,  banditry and other criminalities  facing the nation”.

Highlights of the graduation event were presentation of Certificates and  awards to the  graduands who distinguished themselves in  learning and  character including the Pen of Merit won by Sqn Leader KO Eze, NAF/3006. 

Thereafter, the Governor of Kaduna State Mallam Nasiru El-Rufai, Chief of Defence  Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin, Service  Chiefs and members of the Diplomatic Corps joined the Defence minister in the commissioning of the ‘Hall of Fame’ edifice constructed by the by Mr. President’s representative. 

AFCSC is a joint Service Institution established on 29  May,1976 to train Tactical and Operationl  level Officers to effectively accomplish the Constitutional  Roles of The Armed Forces of Nigeria.


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