NDA SIGNS MOU WITH NIGERIAN NAVY COLLEGE OF LOGISTICS
The Nigerian Defence Academy has today 8 March 2023, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Nigerian Navy College of Logistics, that will formalise collaboration between both institutions particularly in the field of military logistics studies and research.The event which took place at the Loyalty Hall, HQ NDA, Afaka, was chaired by the Deputy Commandant NDA, AVM OR Abidoye, who represented the Commandant NDA, Major General IM Yusuf. On it’s part, Nigerian Navy College of Logistics was led by it’s Commandant, Commodore UM Bugaje.
Giving his remarks during the event, Cdre UM Bugaje expressed satisfaction that the process which started months ago has finally come to fruition. He appreciated the Commandant NDA for his assistance from the onset to make this a reality. He disclosed that the Nigerian Navy College of Logistics has been in existence for a while now, with a mandate to serve as a military logistics school and monotechnic that trains logistics personnel of the Nigerian Navy and sister services, and to admit students through JAMB. Cdre Bugaje further expressed delight that the new MOU will facilitate the award of masters degrees, which he said will go a long way to increase interest towards the college and greatly improve the reputation of the college.
Responding, the Deputy Commandant NDA, AVM OR Abidoye noted that the signing of this MOU is a testimony of the seriousness of the Nigerian Navy and the Commandant of Nigerian Navy College of Logistics. He averred that the collaboration will come with a lot of benefits as a result of the wealth of experience NDA has and the pool of very seasoned professors and academicians it possesses. He stated further that the event offers an opportunity for both institutions to partner together especially in the area of logistics, which he noted is an area whose importance cannot be overemphasized. The Deputy Commandant NDA assured the gathering that NDA will do everything in its power to ensure the success and full implementation of the MOU.
It is worthy to note that the process of the MOU which was signed by both institutions today began a year ago. Among other gains, the signing of the MOU is expected to go a long way in improving the quality of training at the Nigerian Navy College of Logistics. It will also help in improving logistics management in the Nigerian Navy at large. Furthermore, it is also meant to build capacity, expertise and professionalism in the field.
Highlights of the event include signing of the MOU, signing of Visitors’ Book, presentation of souvenirs and group photograph.