NCC Trains NDA Students on Modern Warfare Communication Strategy

Oghenevwede Ohwovoriole in Abuja

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has begun the training of  students of the Department of Computer Science, Nigerian Defense Academy (NDA), on modern warfare using Information Communication Technology (ICT)

Speaking after the lecture at the NCC headquarters in Abuja on Monday, the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the NCC Prof. Umar Danbatta said modern warfare is won without physical combat.

According to him, they are investing in modern communication warfare to be able to maintain, sustain peace and combat external aggression.

He said, “The ultimate training, we have given our officers and gentleman in the military is modern warfare technique. And this technique does not rely on physical combat anymore. 

“You don’t even come close to each other; the war is normally won without exchanging a simple blow. The war is normally won, safely in the command and control centres.

“Like I said, the combat readiness strategy has been implemented, locating where the enemy is, and giving instructions to the Air Force to do the damage that will contain the threats posed by them. 

“I’m not a military man. But I think what we are seeing increasingly is this deployment of items of electronic equipment, to fight the war.”

He emphasised that electronic combat readiness must be very high standards, adding that that was why he said the state of electronic combat readiness must be the highest for those who want to win the fight against insecurity, against external aggression, against the maintenance and sustenance of peace within this country.

He encouraged the military students to come up with softwares that will aid the operations of the military.

“You also encouraged them to come up with a software that can help some of these programmes.

 “We normally endow professional chairs I’m going for professorial chairs in higher institutions of learning of which the Nigerian Defence Academy is one, we give interventions, such institutions. And we engage such institutions in order to find what else can we do in order to ensure they deliver on the important mandate given to them to train minds.”

Speaking earlier on the training and collaboration  he said, itvwas being implemented in order to ensure the attainment of desired objectives, adding that the desired objective was to be able to engage and collaborate with different institutions of government.

Danbatta noted that the agency cannot just sit and watch but must engage with critical stakeholders.

The Head of Department (HoD) Computer Science Department, NDA, Dr. Abraham Evwiekpaefe said that they were there to balance theories.

“We are here for a site visit for the cadets to get first hand knowledge of the infrastructure to ensure a balance between the theory different products of operation .This is part of the requirements for students on Industry training,” said 

Evwiekpaefe appreciated the NCC for its contributions to the NDA in terms of capacity building and the provision of one year internet network for use by the institution and called for more collabation between the agencies.

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