By Angeleen Nkwocha
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), and the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) are to collaborate on boosting the NDA with high profile technology.
The Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof Umar Danbatta who held talks with the Commandant, NDA, Maj. Gen. Adeniyi Oyebade at the NCC Headquarters, in Abuja recently, stated that his experience as a visiting Professor to the NDA shows that “the NDA University has the tradition of military precision and strict adherence to timelines on academic activities, but not exempted from checks and balances”.
Danbatta, added that “intervening in boosting NDA technology infrastructure is to ensure the future of our country”, stressing that NCC will also assist in boosting cyber security programmes of the academy.
He said although NCC had deployed and built two computer laboratories and optic fibre links for the two campuses in Kaduna through the Commission’s Advance Digital Awareness Programme for Tertiary Institutions (ADAPTI), Danbatta assured NDA of NCC’s readiness to collaborate with the management to make NDA a world class institution.
Speaking earlier, the Commandant of NDA, Major Gen. Oyebade, told the NCC management that the NDA which was founded in 1964 solely for military training has since 2007 metamorphosed into a degree awarding institution with several faculties where cadets are awarded degrees alongside their military trainings.
Oyebade while appreciating NCC’s support in the past admitted that the present and future military battles will depend on science and technology hence the need for the collaboration.