The French Government through its embassy in Abuja has commissioned an ultramodern French language laboratory at the Nigerian Defence Academy-NDA.
In a statement by Public Relations Officer of the Academy, Major Mohammed Maidawa says the project was commissioned at the Academy’s permanent site, Afaka in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State, by the Defence Attaché, Colonel Guillaume Dujon.
Colonel Guillaume Dujon explained that France places a high premium on enhancing the learning of French language, as well as boosting French language proficiency across the globe.
According to the Defence Attaché, the gesture serves to further strengthen bilateral relations and sustaining mutual ties with Nigeria due to its pivotal role in Africa, and history of peace support operations worldwide.
In his remarks, Commandant of the NDA, Major General John Ochai commended the French embassy for its generous support towards the enhancement of French language at the NDA.
The Commandant noted that proficiency in French language would greatly improve communication and enhance integration between Nigerian troops and troops from Francophone countries during multinational operations.
Major General Ochai solicited for the expansion of the programme to make room for more lecturers and cadets to benefit from the sponsorship of training in French language.