The British Military Advisory and Training Team (BMATT) has taken a significant step in strengthening military cooperation between the United Kingdom and Nigeria by engaging participants of the Army War College Nigeria (AWCN) Course 7/23 in a week-long lecture on Joint Operations Planning Package: The UK Approach. The sessions commenced on Monday, 17th July 2023, and concluded on Friday, 21st July 2023, at the Central Lecture Hall, AWCN Abuja.
Major General Ishaya Maina, the Commandant Army War College Nigeria, conveyed his heartfelt appreciation to the BMATT team for their unwavering dedication and efforts in providing exceptional training and education to the participants. This gesture further solidifies the mutual commitment to bilateral cooperation and strengthens the ties between the armed forces of the United Kingdom and Nigeria.
Colonel Martin David, the Commander of Operation TURUS, who led the BMATT team, expressed his gratitude for the warm reception and gesture from the College. The presence of the BMATT team at AWCN reflects the UK’s commitment to supporting Nigeria’s military development and professionalism.
The week-long lectures were delivered by esteemed guest lecturers, Lieutenant Colonel Paul Dutton (Rtd) and Lieutenant Colonel Monty Wodey (Rtd), representing the BMATT. Throughout the week, the participants were immersed in invaluable knowledge, insights, and best practices from the UK’s approach to joint operations planning. The aim was to enhance the participants’ strategic planning and operational capabilities, fostering collaboration and synergy between the UK and Nigerian military forces.
In recognition of the fruitful collaboration and as a token of appreciation, souvenirs were presented to the BMATT team, symbolizing the enduring friendship between the UK and Nigeria. The event concluded on a high note with the presentation of certificates to the participants capturing the collective spirit of hard work and dedication in advancing military professionalism and excellence.