BRAZIL/NIGERIA: Nicholas Ashinze, a serving Nigerian Colonel has won the Brazilian Government Prize for the “Best Project on Science and Technology”, the prize was issued to him at the National Defense College Abuja, Nigeria(NDC), Course 30 Graduation ceremony in Abuja.
Ashinze’s award-winning research project titled “Digital Currency and National Development in Nigeria: E-Naira in Perspective” was praised by judges for in-depth and truthful research.
This was made known in a tweet through the official Twitter account of the Nigerian Army on Friday.
Speaking during the ceremony, Rear Admiral M. M Bashir, the NDC Commandant, noted that the College, which was established in 1992, is celebrating its 30th anniversary as well as graduating Military officers from 16 foreign countries for 102 participants.
Revealing the number of participants, Bashir further stated that 28 Nigerian Army took part in the competition while the Nigerian Navy and the Nigerian Airforce had 20 participants each.
Other participants were the Department of State Service (DSS), the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA), the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), and the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), with two participants each.
While the Nigerian Police Force had six participants among the other strategic institutions/Ministries, departments and agencies with participants in the Course.
In his remark, President Mohammadu Buhari, represented by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha said that the current government is fully aware of the bandits, terrorists, and other criminal elements ravaging the country and is sorrowfully touched by the situation.Describing the situation as unacceptable, he urged the security agencies to deal decisively with enemies of the country.
“The number of violent and unprovoked attacks on citizens has been on the rise recently. This is unacceptable. Therefore, all the security agencies must deal decisively with enemies of the country,” Buhari said.
The President has assured that his administration will continue to provide maximum support to the military and other security forces to curb the spate of indiscriminate attacks on innocent citizens.