Nigerian Army solicits IPCR support on research development
The Nigerian Army has solicited the support of the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) for the development of the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC).
This is contained in a statement issued by Mr Mike Abu, Media Assistant to the Director-General of IPCR, Prof. Oshita Oshita, in Abuja on Monday.
The statement stated that the Director-General of NARC, Maj.-Gen. Jonny Hamakin, made the request when he visited the IPCR director-general in his office in Abuja.
Hamakin said that decision-making based on assumptions had been counterproductive, pointing out that advanced countries succeeded because of the reliable actions taken based on researchers.
He explained that NARC was the newest establishment of the Nigerian Army.
According to him, the Centre recognises the level of achievements so far recorded by IPCR and other related institutes that are research based.
He said the Army needed the support and collaboration of the IPCR to improve its resource centre, which would also serve as the think-tank for the Nigerian Army.
Hamakin commended IPCR for its creditable research works, saying the partnership of the Nigerian Army and IPCR would be in the interest of the country.
In his remarks, Oshita commended the leadership of the Nigerian Army for establishing NARC.
Oshita said no society would attain any meaningful development without empirical researchers, adding that the Army had taken the right step in the right direction.
He pledged that IPCR would give all the necessary support to the Nigerian Army to ensure the full development of a very rich resource centre.
He disclosed that IPCR had in 2003, produced a very important document called the Strategic Conflict Assessment.
It said the document mapped all the conflict and vulnerable areas of the country for effective security network and operations.
Hamakim was accompanied on the visit by Brig.-Gen. Joseph Chima, Col. Sadiq Ndalolo, and other members of the management staff of the centre.
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