The Senate President, Senator David Mark has challenged the armed forces to enhance its capacity to identify and disrupt threats to the country’s security.
Mark was speaking at the graduation ceremony of course 21 participants of the National Defence College.
The senate president said the federal government is prepared to take steps that will ensure the force is properly equipped to carry out its mandate.
The ceremony was attended by service chiefs, defence chiefs from participating countries, wives and families of the graduating officers.
The commandant of the college, Rear Admiral Thomas Lokoson encouraged the graduates to act proactively in the different leadership positions that await them, a view the senate president agreed with even though he also added a challenge to the country’s armed forces.
Former United States of America Ambassador to Nigeria, Ms Robin Sanders has advised the federal government to address issues of demography and unemployment ahead of the next general elections in Nigeria.
Ms Sanders who gave the advice in Abuja shortly after addressing a closed-door session of participants at the National Defence College explained that Nigeria can emulate the success story of the recent election in the United States of America which re-elected President Barack Obama for another four years.
Also in an interview with Channels Television, the Commandant of the college, Rear Admiral Thomas Lokoson, stated that the college will continue to provide the platform required for leaders to transform their environment.