Former military president, Gen. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, has urged participants of the National Defence College to initiate policy for the purpose of enhancing governance and security.
Receiving a team of participants of the National Defence College at his Hill Top residence yesterday in Minna, who are under studying the theme: “Youths Management and National Security: The Niger State Experience”. General Babangida said their policies should be geared towards benefitting the armed forces and the government.
According to him, “I urge you all to articulate policies that will be beneficial to the armed forces and governments. Our vision and concept of the National Defence College was to provide the armed forces and other security agencies the best technical and tactical manpower in the world.”
On the participants tour theme of study, the former Military President said, “Planning will be the best way to manage youth unemployment and idleness as well as pave way for comprehensive empowerment programmes.”
The team leader of the National Defence College, Commodore Solomon Agada assured General Babangida that the study tour to Niger State is to have first hand information aimed at addressing national challenges.
Meanwhile the forner military President said he had no social media account, he said this through his media office that his attention has been drawn to the existence of several twitter handles purportedly owned by him.
The statement read in part: “We wish to inform members of the public, particularly members of the social media community that General Babangida currently has no twitter handle.
“Also, we wish to state categorically therefore, that the twitter handles bearing the name and photographs of General Babangida are fake and targeted at misleading unsuspecting members of the public.
“Accordingly, we wish to advise all members of the social media community and the general public to be wary of the fake accounts and discountenance whatever message conveyed therein,” the statement added.