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Southern Nigeria Deserves Defence Academy For Equity, Justice, Says Ned Nwoko

Southern Nigeria Deserves Defence Academy For Equity, Justice, Says Ned Nwoko

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By Our Reporter

 

The Peoples Democratic Party Chieftain representing Delta North Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Ed Nwoko, has said the Federal Government should establish the second Defence Academy in the southern part of Nigeria in the interest of equity and justice.

 

 

Nwoko stated this in an interview with journalists in Abuja on his bill to establish a Nigerian Defence Academy in Kwale, Delta State.

 

The proposed legislation has successfully passed its first reading.

 

 

The bill seeks to amend the Nigerian Defence Academy Act, with the objective of creating a new academy in Delta State to bolster national security capabilities.

 

 

Nwoko emphasised the necessity of geographic accessibility and equitable distribution of educational resources across the nation.

 

He highlighted the importance of modernising military training methodologies and techniques to align with global best practices.

 

He also emphasised the utilisation of both kinetic and non-kinetic approaches.

 

The Senator said that the establishment of a Defence Academy in Delta State would serve the southern region of Nigeria.

 

He likened his proposed legislation to the establishment of the Nigeria Law School in other geopolitical zones in order to accommodate graduates from various universities.

 

He emphasised the importance of expanding educational opportunities to promote national unity and inclusivity.

 

Nwoko said, “Nigeria is too vast in population and geography to have only one Defence Academy in Kaduna State.

 

“As an academic institution, it was meant to serve the whole country, it will be fit and proper to establish another one in Delta State in order to bring it closer to the Southern populace.

 

“When this is done, the course of equity and justice will be served and the “One Nigeria” spirit, fortified.

 

 

“Recall that the Nigeria Law School was one, unable to admit Law graduates churned out of the different universities until it was proliferated. Today, we are all better off reaping the fruit of that noble decision to expand,” the lawmaker stated.

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