NARC Partners Global Institutions for Research Development
The Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) Abuja has entered into partnership with global institutions for research development.
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, made the disclosure at the commissioning ceremony of the NARC new office complex,
He said the partnerships are aimed at boosting human capacity and research development for the Nigerian Army (NA).
He noted that the collaboration agreements signed by NARC with both national and international institutions is highly significant, historic and commendable.
Some of the institutions include Kings College London, United Service Institute of India, Harvard Kennedy School in United States and the Royal United Service Institute of London, among others.
The COAS explained that NARC is a service think thank that provides intellectual research, promotes workshops and seminars, and also provides solutions not only to the Army, but to the Defence Headquarters and other security agencies.
He expressed confidence that the centre will achieve the desired objectives for which it was established.
The project coordinator, Major General S. A. Yaro, stressed that the construction of the new NARC complex will actually drive the core values for which the Centre was established, and also help to optimize the country’s national security.
“Thus, achieving the vision of becoming the leading Centre of excellence, with the capacity to generate ideas towards addressing issues of defence and security in the country,” he said.
The two-storey Complex, has three halls, three syndicate and three breakout rooms, situation rooms, offices, a 16-man capacity lift, e-learning centre, and e-library.
The NARC edifice is also equipped with a high-definition and robotic multimedia system, CCTVs, 233KVA electric power line, and a 350KVA standby generator.