NIPSS Alumni Association Fetes Senior Executive Course 45/2023 Participants to Graduation Dinner

After eight months of rigorous policy and strategic studies, participants of Senior Executive Course (SEC) 45/2023 of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) will be graduating. 

To this end, the Alumni Association of the National Institute (AANI) on Thursday, organised a graduation dinner in recognition of the academic achievements of the participants who were trained in the rudiments of policies and strategies.

The Presidential Dinner which was held at the Armed Forces Officers Mess, Abuja for participants of Senior Executive Course (SEC) 45/2023 of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) followed the presentation of their research findings on "Industrialisation, Energy Security, and Climate Change: Issues, Challenges, and Prospects" to President Bola Tinubu, who is the convener.

At the dinner, the Minister of Defence, Alhaji Muhammed Abubakar, represented by the Special Assistant (Technical), retired Maj.-Gen. Ahmed Jibril, congratulated the participants and the institute for sustaining the standard and keeping to the tradition where adults, parents, grandparents and children came together for a whole year to be taught by highly experienced professors.

The minister, also an alumnus, urged the participants of SEC45 to consider it a privilege to have been able to go through the rigorous studies in the last eight months.

The Chairman of the occasion and immediate past president of AANI, a retired IGP Muhammed Abubakar, urged the participants to be good and effective ambassadors of NIPSS and AANI in their various places of responsibility and future endeavours.

On his part, the Director-General of NIPSS, Prof. Ayo Omotayo, said the dinner was an important event to celebrate the graduation of the participants that would take place today Kuru Jos.

Also, the President of AANI, Amb Emmanuel Obi said the institute had produced wonderful personalities including two presidents, adding that the dinner was a celebration of a new set of graduates that would add value to nation building. 

He noted said the institute, which was established in 1979, had turned out remarkable research materials that had helped the country to develop and new members were being celebrated for researching on an important and unique study on climate change that would add value to national development.

A member of Course 39/2017, Brig.-Gen. Wowo Nasir, said the institute was sadled with designing strategies and policies for the government including the military.

Nasir urged government to continue to improve the institution with more funding for research, policy research and more facilities, especially E-Library and amenities.

He said his participation in the institute had widened his horizon and understanding of governance, policy and strategy. 

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