The Chairman, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Brig. Gen. Mohammed Buba Marwa (retd.), on Friday encouraged military officers to write books to help expand the frontiers of military knowledge.
A statement on Friday by the NDLEA Director of Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, quoted Marwa to have said this during the presentation of “The Marwa Awards” to two Army officers who came first in the Lieutenant-Captain Practical Promotion Examination and Senior Staff Course Qualifying Examination.
The event took place at Jaji, Kaduna.
According to the statement, Marwa recently inaugurated the merit awards to encourage excellence and professionalism among military officers.
Marwa said, “I would like to encourage officers to venture more into the field of writing to expand the frontiers of knowledge in the service.”
Marwa. who donated 20 copies of the revised Nigerian Army dictionary to the Headquarters Infantry Corps library, added “I authored the first edition of the dictionary 38 years ago as a Major in 1983 and now revised by my son, Lt Col Mohammed Marwa, who added 400 new definitions.
“Lt Col Marwa also wrote two other books, War Is Not A Gamble and Ancient Era of Warfare and I am presenting 10 copies each of those as well to the infantry corps library.”
Marwa commended Major A.C. Ogbuogu and Lt. O. R. Oyetunde, a female officer, who won the awards.