The National Defence College (NDC) of Nigeria and the United Arab Emirates have agreed to increase the national power of the two countries.

Head of Delegation, NDC UAE, Brig.-Gen. Mahdi Alahbabi and Commandant, NDC Nigeria, Rear Adm. Murtala Bashir, met on Monday.

Rear Adm. Bashir received Alahbabi and other members of the delegation at his office in Abuja.

Alahbabi explained that the visit was to share knowledge and study how Nigeria conducts its activities to meet its mission.

The officer disclosed the UAE believed that the armed forces were the instrument for measuring its national power.

Gen. Alahbabi said the majority of members of his country’s military were civilians in other sectors of government and the private sector.

Speaking, Bashir said the college develops future strategic leaders within the military, security agencies, strategic government ministries and agencies.

The NDC chief said the college had participants from allied countries, adding that the current course had 21 participants from 20 nations.

Gen. Bashir officer observed security was becoming more complex, volatile, and uncertain, and therefore required partnership among allies.