The elite senior officers’ class of 140 has students from 19 countries—including the host, Nigeria.
President Museveni, who was accompanied by First Lady Janet on the two-day working visit, was invited to deliver a lecture on the theme “Sub-regional cooperation and the stability of member states…Economic Community of East African States in Perspective.
Africa must work for prosperity through integration but more importantly, dedicate resources to ensuring strategic security, President Museveni has said.
President Museveni was speaking Friday as a special guest of honour at the National Defence College of Nigeria in Abuja during the inauguration of the institution’s 26th class.
Giving a synopsis of Africa’s political and economic problems, President Museveni said poor political organisation was to blame.
Africa, he noted, had been the cradle of man, pioneer of civilisation and saviour of all modern religions, yet it had fallen to a host of afflictions which had ensured the continent was the most backward now.
“In the last 500 years, Africa has gone down. It has suffered all manner of afflictions, slave trade, colonialism, genocide, marginalisation, diseases,” he said