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Directorate Of Linkages And Collaboration

Professor Ahmed Adam Okene
 Head of the Directorate of collaboration and Linkages


The NDA Authority in 2018 approved the establishment Directorate of Linkages and Collaboration (DLC) in line with global best practices in the academia and NUC requirements. By this singular and constructive move the Directorate was established and now peers its type in the global academic climes to manage Academic, scholarly and intellectual gamut the image of the Africa’s Top Military University to both national and international communities. Within a short span, through DLC, NDA among others has active MoUs with National Defence College (NDC) Abuja, Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) Abuja, Federal Fire Service (FFS) Abuja, Federal Polytechnic Bauchi (FPB) Bauchi, Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN) Abuja, National Metallurgical Development Centre (NMDC) Jos, Industrial Training Fund (ITF) Jos, Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria (DICON) Kaduna, National Water Resource Institute (NWRI) Kaduna. Others like Defence Research and Development Bureau (DRDB), Space Agency, National University of Public Service (NUPS) Hungary, Sharda University India are on the verge of consummation.

Description and Function of The Directorate

In order to achieve its missions and actualize its vision the Directorate is characterized by suave objectives among which are the following:

  • Identifying possible areas for partnerships, linkages and collaboration with both private and public institutions within and outside the country for the overall benefit of the Academy.
  • Identifying possible sources of grants for hosting and sponsorship of conferences, workshops, seminars and general training both locally and abroad.
  • Projecting a positive image of NDA and the Academy Branch in particular to the global intellectual community in order to attract the desired patronage and recognition.
  • Liaising with NDA Centres, Wings, Directorates, Units and Consultancy as the case may be to identity and take forward initiatives that will deliver fund, value capital and synergy.

Director's Profile

Surname: AHMED
First Names; Adam Okene
Gender: Male
Date of Birth:

28th December 1963



Kogi State/North Central Nigeria


Marital Status: Married

DLC, Nigeria Defence Academy, Kaduna, Nigeria.


Institutions Attended/Academic Profiling

1. L.S.M.B/R.C.M. School South, Okene, Kogi State, Nigeria 1969-1975

Ihima Community Secondary School, Okehi, Kogi

State, Nigeria


School of Basic Studies. (S.B.S.) Kwara State

College of Tech. Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria

     4. Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria 1984-1987
     5. Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria 1988-1990
     6. Bayero University, Kano,     Nigeria 1991-1995
     7. Othman Fodio Institute, Kaduna Nigeria 2000 -2002
  8. Universiti UTARA Malaysia (UUM), Malaysia 2011
     9. Institute for Critical Thinking, CA, USA 2015
    10. Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, UK 2020
     11. Royal Airforce Academy, Cranwell, UK 2020
     12. Royal Marines Academy, Lympstone, UK 2020
   13. Stellenbosch University, Saldanha, South Africa 2016
Administrative Experiences (Include)
14. HOD, History & Int’l Studies, NDA 2011-2010
15. Dean, Postgraduate School NDA 2011-2018
16. Presidential Research Team, Presidency Abuja 2004-2006

Presidential Task Force on Police Reform,

Presidency, Abuja

18. Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Governing

Council, Kogi State University, Anyigba


Chronicle of Directors


Prof AO Ahmed –        2018 – date.