The 2018 Geo-Strategic World Study Tour for participants of NDC course 26 to selected countries across the globe will take place between 12-26 May 2018. There are a total of 20 countries to be visited where each team is to visit 2 countries within the selected countries for the period of the tour. The selected 10 counties for the first segment include; Angola, Australia, Argentina, Botswana, Brazil, India. Others are Jordan, South Korea, Tunisia and Venezuela. While the selected 10 countries for the second segment of the tour includes, Brunei, China, Cuba, Finland, Indonesia, Ireland. Others are Morocco, Nepal, Trinidad & Tabago and Turkey.
The visit is part of the College’s academic schedule to evaluate transnational and international factors that shape policy and strategy in selected regions. Hence the divergent academic themes assigned to each syndicate for the derivable economic, social, political and technological benefits to the nation. The tour is executed to achieve the objectives of the theoretical teachings of Block 6, which is international affairs and regional studies including world study tour.
A total of 136 participants of the National Defence College course 26 are expected to make an erudite presentation at the end of the Strategic World Tour to buttress their findings in respective countries visited.
A new College Secretary was recently appointed to the National Defence College Nigeria, he is Air Vice Marshal Dahiru Lawal Sanda. Until his appointment, he was the Director of Space Utilization Defence Headquarters Abuja.
Air Vice Marshal Dahiru Lawal Sanda hails from Ganye in Ganye Local Government Area of Adamawa State. He attended the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna as member of 36 RC and graduated with BSc (Hons) Physics. He also holds a Masters Degree in Transport Management (Aviation) from the Ladoke Akintola University Ogbomosho.
He was promoted to the rank of AVM in November 2017, Sanda is a Navigator on the C-130 transport aircraft. Some of the courses he attended include: 301 Flying Training School, Kaduna (1990-1993); 303 Flying Training School, Kano (1993-2000); Flight Safety Officers Course, Pakistan (1999) and graduated as a Flight Safety Officer; In 2004, he attended the Single Ship Tactical Air Drop Training at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, USA. Other courses and seminars attended include: International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Rated Safety Management Course, Human Performance and Limitation in Aviation Course, Crew Resource Management Course and Human Factor in Aircraft Maintenance Course among others.
He has held a number of appointments amongst which are: Commander 351 BSG Minna, Commander 455 BSG Kano, Deputy Director Training and Deputy Director Policy at the Defence Headquarters, Abuja. His last assignment before his appointment as College Secretary National Defence College was Director Space Utilization Defence Headquarters. His military awards and decorations include: passed junior staff course (pjsc), passed staff course (psc), Forces Services Star (FSS), Meritorious Services Star (MSS), Distinguish Service Star (DSS), Silver Jubilee and Golden Jubilee Medals. He is also a Member National Institute (mni) from the prestigious National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru.
He is happily married to Hajia Rabi and blessed with a daughter. His hobbies include fishing, farming and listening to people.
The National Defence College Nigeria, since inception has had 25 Deputy Commandants and Directors of Studies . The incumbent Deputy Commandant assumed the position of leadership in the College on 18 January 2018. Major General Peter John Dauke took over from Major General Ede Gabriel Ode.
Major General Peter John Dauke was born on 8 February 1964 in Kaduna. He hails from Zangon-Kataf Local government area of Kaduna State. He enlisted into the Nigerian Defence Academy as a member of Regular Combatant Course 35 on 19 January 1984 and was commissioned on 20 December 1986 as 2nd Lieutenant into the Nigerian Army Armoured Corps.
He has attended various courses including the Young Officers Course, Armour Tank Weapon Instructors, VBL Weapon Instructors, Junior and Senior Staff Courses, Company Commanders Course (Armour), all in Nigeria and the National Defence College Bangladesh. He attended the Rules of Engagement Workshop, Roundtable Conference on Global Violence and the Course for Directors of Courses and Trainers on International Humanitarian Law SANREMO-ITALY. He also participated at the National Disaster Management Course organized by Bournemouth University United Kingdom and participated at the Strategic Communications Workshop at the National Defence College Abuja. He also attended the Executive Management Course at the Administrative Staff College of Nigeria.
Some of the appointments he has held in the Army, he was a Senior Instructor Weapons Armour School, Directing Staff at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College Jaji, Commanding Officer 212 Tank Battalion, Assistant Director Guns-Defence Headquarters, Deputy Director Welfare Services Army Headquarters, Deputy Commandant Armour School, Directing Staff at the National Defense College Nigeria and Acting Commander Nigerian Army Training Centre Kontangora. The last 2 appointments he held before becoming Deputy Commandant are General Officer Commanding 3 Division, Jos and General Officer Commanding 81 Division, Lagos.
Maj Gen Dauke, is also a recipient of several awards; amongst them are; Pass Staff Course Dagger, Fellow Defence College Dagger, Forces Service Star, Meritorious Service Star and Distinguish Service Star. He was recognized by the Department of Psychology at the University of Ibadan as an Ambassador of Psychology in the Nigerian Army.
Schools and educational qualifications attained by the General include; Army Children School, Commilla Barracks 44 Kaduna, 1971-77, Rimi (St John’s) College Kaduna, 1978-83. Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna, 1984-86. University of Ibadan, 1990-93, BSc (Hons) Psychology. Others are University of Maiduguri 2005/2006 Master in Industrial and Labour Relations, University of Maiduguri 2007-2008 Post Graduate Diploma in Strategic Studies, International Institute of Humanitarian Law Sanremo-Italy in April 2010- Diploma in Refugee Law and Master of Philosophy in Refugee Law, Master of Philosophy in Strategy and Development Studies Bangladesh University of Professionals 2011. Some of his published articles in the Nigerian army Magazine include: “Application of Rules of Engagement in Internal Security Operations and Low Intensity Conflicts”, “Child-Soldiers in Contemporary Armed Conflicts: A Call for Action”, “Collective Bargaining in the Context of Positive Industrial Relations”, “The Chaplaincy and Military Discipline in the Nigerian Army” and “The Soldier and Psycho-Social Drugs: The Role of Chaplain”.