The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has assured the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) that it would assist the academy to boost its cyber security programmes.
Both parties rose from talks at the weekend with an understanding and commitment to collaborate on boosting the NDA with high profile technology.
The NCC Executive Vice chairman, Prof Umar Garba Danbatta, held the talks with the NDA commandant, Major General Adeniyi Oyebade, at the NCC headquarters, Abuja.
[penci_blockquote style=”style-2″ align=”none” author=””]The NCC executive c vice chairman, a professor of telecommunications engineering, informed his guests that “intervening in boosting NDA technology infrastructure would ensure the future of our country”. [/penci_blockquote]
Other personalities who accompanied the commandant were the academy provost, Prof. Azubuike Nwankwo; director of ICT, Air Commodore A. S. Bulus; dean of military science, registrar, Prof. F. N. Oguleka andBrig. Gen. I. M. Jallo.
Among other things, the NDA request to the NCC include the need for a server-managed wireline infrastructure, building of two additional computer – based testing (CBT) centres fitted with up to and not limited to 350 computers; manpower training for academic and nonacademic staff of NDA; boost the existing end user electronics centre and a robust backup power to support the infrastructure.
The NCC executive c vice chairman, a professor of telecommunications engineering, informed his guests that “intervening in boosting NDA technology infrastructure would ensure the future of our country”. He assured that NCC would also assist in boosting cyber security programmes of the academy.
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He said the NCC had deployed and built two computer laboratories and optic fibre links for the two campuses in Kaduna through the Commission’s Advance Digital Awareness Programme for Tertiary Institutions (ADAPTI), and assured the visitors of NCC’s readiness to collaborate with the management to make NDA a world – class institution.
The commandant of NDA, Major Gen. Oyebade, in his remarks, told the NCC management that the NDA which was founded in 1964 solely for military training has since 2007, metamorphosed into a degree awarding institution with several faculties where cadets are awarded degrees alongside their military trainings. He said the NDA now offers post graduate programmes in several disciplines.
Oyebade noted that the present and future military battles would depend on science and technology hence the need to hold talks with the NCC.