The Minister of Defense, Major General Retired. Bashir Magashi (M) inaugurating a student hostel block at the Defense Intelligence College, Abuja on Tuesday
The Minister of Defense, retired Major General. Bashir Magashi inaugurated on Tuesday some projects carried out at the Defense Intelligence College, Abuja.
The projects, carried out by the Intelligence Agency, included a 30-seat student hostel, a kitchen, a sports center, fire-fighting equipment and a 300-seat auditorium.
He said that the projects were implemented to increase the capacity of the school and enable it to carry out its responsibilities effectively.
Adebayo said that, over the years, the school had not been able to have an auditorium where it could house some lighting and educational programs, adding that it was in light of this that the idea for the 300-seat auditorium was born.
He also said that the construction of the student accommodation was born from the desire to hold some youth courses at the same time and hold joint conferences.
According to him, now that there will be an increase in the number of students, there will be a need to expand the kitchen.
He thanked the Minister of Defense, Retired Major General. Bashir Magashi, for approving and supporting intervention projects for the school.
In his remarks, the university’s Commandant, Commodore Ebiobowei Zipele, said training was vital for any military organisation, adding that the Nigerian Armed Forces recognized the fact that intelligence drives operations.
Zipele said it was with this understanding that the Chief of Defense Intelligence saw the need to upgrade the university’s facilities.
This, he said, had required the inauguration of the defense infrastructure.
“The projects that are inaugurated include the auditorium, the new student accommodation, as well as the sports center and the fire truck.
“Currently, the university trains between 60 and 80 students, coming from the armed forces, ministries, departments and agencies, as well as paramilitary organizations.
“The need to increase the number of students in training required the construction of a 300-seat auditorium, as well as the accommodation of 30 rooms.
“With this infrastructure, we will now be able to train a larger number of students to meet the operational needs of the armed forces,” said Zipele.
Edited and ‘Wale Sadeeq
Source Credit: NAN