According to SAGIR MUSA Colonel Acting Director Army Public Relations who disclosed the discussion between the Army and the School delegate during their visit to army headquarters said, "The Nigerian Army (NA) has pledged to step up collaboration with Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) in order to enhance the capacity development of its officers. The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Bura tai, indicated the readiness of the NA to strengthen parthership with HKS when he received a delegation from the institution on Monday the 1st of April 2019 atthe Army Headquarters, Abuja The COAS on behalf of Soldiers and Officers of the NA, thanked the managementof the school for the visit and lauded the institution for its stategic role in building quality/ visionary leaders. It would be recalled that the NA under the command of Lt Gen TY Buratai has sponsored very many officers who have leadership potentials, -ofbecoming great leaders to the school in order to build their capacity on defence and security studies for strategic leadership responsibility. He promised to stengthen parthership with the institution in order to have the HKS train officers here in Nigeria Earlier in his remark, the leader of the delegation, Maj Gen William Rapp (rtd) stated that the parthership was sacrosanct in order to develop officers with requisite leadership abilities to overcome current complex leadership challenges According to him, "Nigeria's future is very significant to the world, the collaboration will enhance the capacity of the NA leadership to look forward to changes and challenges in a global scale In his remarks at the occasion, the Director General Nigerian Army Resource Cente (NARC), Maj Gen Wahab (rtd), who led the HKS team on the visitposited that"the aim of the visit was to enable the management of the school familiarize with the leadership of the NA and deliberate on how best to develop the parthership between the NA and HKS. We are looking of how best we could have lecturers from the institution to come to Nigeria to train officers of the NA through the NARC He further disclosed plans by the Cente to have HKS kick start training here in Nigeria, with the sole objective of building the capacity of our future strategic leaders for the military and the nation Present during the visit were some Principal Staff Officers of the Army Headquar ters as well as some managementstaff of HKS".
He ended his statement via Twitter by saying that, "The COAS Lt Gen TY Buratai, indicated the readiness of the NA to strengthen partnership with HKS when he received a delegation from the institution on Monday the 1st of April 2019 at the Army Headquarters, Abuja".