By Juliet Oyoyo
In a bid to lay the groundwork for future collaborations in the postgraduate studies, exchange of scholars and joint research on water resources and its various application, the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) and the National Water Resources Institute today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
The Commandant of the Nigerian Defence Academy, Major General Adeniyi Oyebade, in his remark, disclosed that the Academy has entered into the collaboration in order to broaden the scope of learning and research as well as improve it’s service delivery.
Gen Oyebade said the MoU signed between the two institutions will yield a lot of fruits that would be beneficial, not only to both institutions but to the nation at large.
He assured that the Academy will provide the platform and all necessary facilities needed to ensure the MoU works.
Also the Executive Director of the National Institute for Water Resources, Professor Emmanuel Adanu, said the institute is interested in furthering research on water recycling as well as the different types of water and its applications.
Prof Adanu who lamented the current trend of sweeping water research results under the carpet stressed the need for collaboration with institutions like the Nigerian Defence Academy that will help transform and transfer such fundings into reality.
He also promised to make available all necessary training instructions and equipment, with a view to helping NDA expand the scope of these researches.
Adanu while thanking the Commandant for making the MoU possible, assured that the institution is committed to the terms of the MoU and will abide strictly by the spirit and letters of the agreement.
The Academy had also signed another MoU with the Federal Polytechnic Bauchi in order to provide the platform for postgraduate studies in engineering for students of the polytechnic.