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BRITISH MILITARY ADVISORY TRAINING TEAM VISITS NIGERIAN DEFENCE ACADEMY

BRITISH MILITARY ADVISORY TRAINING TEAM VISITS NIGERIAN DEFENCE ACADEMY

A delegation from the British Military Advisory Training Team (BMATT) paid a courtesy visit to the Commandant Nigerian Defence Academy,(NDA) Major General JO Ochai, at the NDA Headquarters, Afaka on March 1, 2024, where they discussed possible areas of partnership between NDA and BMATT.

Stating the purpose of their visit, the Commander BMATT, Colonel Martin Leach,disclosed that BMATT seeks partnerships and collaborations with military institutions in Nigeria in the areas of development of military and academic training centres and strategic defence, among others. He revealed that NDA is a priority military institution for BMATT.

Colonel Leach added, that BMATT is keen to get a good understanding of military and academic activities in NDA, which he said will help them narrow down possible areas of assistance and collaboration, as well as strengthen their relationship with NDA.

Furthermore, Colonel Leach gave assurances that BMATT will support the Chief of Defence Staff, General CG Musa, in his efforts to position the Nigerian Armed Forces and tackle the current security challenges in Nigeria.

Responding, the Commandant NDA, Major General JO Ochai, represented by the Deputy Commandant Air Vice Marshal SK Aneke, appreciated BMATT for their visit to NDA, noting that it will propel NDA to greater military and academic heights.

Thereafter, AVM Aneke presided over an interactive session which was geared towards providing a detailed insight into the activities of NDA.

Earlier a brief of training activities in NDA, was presented to the BMATT team by NDA’s Director of Military Training (DMT), Brigadier General OA Awolo, where he gave a general overview of training activities in NDA and highlighted major areas of collaboration and assistance.The brief covered the vision, mission, aims, brief history of NDA and training objectives. It also highlighted possible areas of collaboration with BMATT on leadership training, media operations, law of armed conflict as well as human rights.

Highlights of the visit include an interactive session, a guided tour of facilities, group photograph and signing of visitor’s book.