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NIPSS partners Defence Hqtrs to curb proliferation of small arms

By Marie-Therese Nanlong

Jos —The National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, NIPSS, has partnered the Defence Headquarters to curb the proliferation of small arms and ammunition in the country, the Institute’s Director General, Prof. Tijani Mohammad-Bande, has disclosed.

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Speaking, yesterday, at the institute’s conference hall in Kuru, near Jos, where he briefed journalists ahead of the graduation ceremony of the institute’s Executive Course 37 participants, Bande noted that the institute was playing a crucial role toward ensuring permanent peace in the country.

He noted that two years ago, solutions had been proffered to support the fight against insurgency as the institute had submitted researched works and recommendations toward finding lasting solution to the insurgency and issues bordering on the security of lives and property.

The director general also stated that a total of 63 course participants would be graduating in the event, which theme is “Repositioning the Nigeria Education System for Global Competitiveness,” slated for Saturday, November 21.

“Each of the participant has submitted a thesis on a matter of importance chosen and approved by the management of the institute as a way of addressing one issue or the other,” he said.

“The crisis in the education sector affects all the sectors of government and there is need as such the Institute has offered solutions and recommendation to the President on how to address the problems,’’ he said.



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