Ahmed Okene Appointed Provost, Nigerian Defence College

A professor of security history, conflict resolutions and International Studies, Professor Adam Okene Ahmed has been appointed as Provost (equivalent of Vice Chancellor) of the Apex Military training institution, the Nigerian Defence College (NDC).

His appointment, which has been approved by the Minister of Defence, retired General Bashir Magashi followed some processes, including competitive interview in which eight other top Professors, including Vice Chancellors competed for the post.

The Chief of Naval Staff and the College Commandant had made the recommendation to the Minister for the choice of Professor, after emerging overall winner of the processes for the top job.

Adam Okene Ahmed is going to NDC with huge experiences, high profile, expertise and global visibility in Defence, Security Leadership and international studies.

He had before now, headed the Department of History and War Studies at NDA Kaduna.
He transformed the Nigerian Defence Academy’s Postgraduate School where he served meritoriously for seven years, giving the school high level standard and impact.

Ahmed Okene also acted for some months in 2020 as Academy Provost of the Nigerian Defence Academy.

Before his current appointment, he was the Academy’s Director of the Directorate of Linkages and Collaboration where he created several military related programmes and attracted funds to the Academy.

He had involved in almost all academic activities, including chairing several NUC accreditation panels to Universities.

Professor Ahmed Okene was the Pro- Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Kogi state University for three years where with other chairmen of the state tertiary Institutions, brought sanity to the Institutions of the state. For academic and security reasons, he was in the UK, USA, Malaysia, South Africa among others.
Professor Ahmed Okene chaired XX Team of the 2012 NEEDS assessment to public Universities.

He was a member of the Presidential Research Ctt during President Obasanjo’s regime and a member of the President Musa Yar’adua’s Presidential Police Task Force that established Nigeria Police Academy at Wudil, Kano State in 2009.

Prof Adam Okene Ahmed who is resuming at the Apex Strategic Military Institution at the time of its transition into Defence Postgraduate University is expected to bring his wealth of accomplishment to transform the College’s Centre for Strategic Research and Study which is a centre of excellence for peace support operations for ECOWAS and AU.

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