The Force Commander (FC) Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) Major General Abdul Khalifah Ibrahim on Friday 03 February 2023 visited the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) Accra Ghana. The visit was sequel to the invitation extended to the MNJTF by the KAIPTC. He was received on arrival by the Commandant KAIPTC Major General Richard Addo Gyane and other staff of the Centre. The FC and his entourage were given an extensive brief on the history, roles, functions, and achievements of the KAIPTC. Similarly, the MNJTF delegation also delivered a brief on the Force covering history, mandate, and achievements among others which was followed by an interactive session with staff of the Centre.
The Commandant thanked the FC for finding time to visit the KAIPTC and lauded the Force for its achievements. He called for more collaboration between the Centre and the MNJTF in areas of training and capacity development. The FC in his comments thanked the Commandant for the invitation and warm reception accorded him and his delegation. He described the KAIPTC as a world-class training institution and stated that over 30 officers of the MNJTF had benefitted from courses in the Centre.
He added that the quality of training offered by the Centre has helped to build the capacity of officers of the MNJTF and further requested for more vacancies for the MNJTF as he looked forward to a more robust partnership in the existing collaboration between the Force and the KAIPTC. The high point of the visit was the decoration of the FC with the banner of the KAIPTC by the Commandant. The event came to an end with the exchange of plaques, signing of the visitor’s book, and group photograph. In attendance were the deputy Commandant and other senior officers from the KAIPTC and the MNJTF.
Earlier on the same day, the FC paid a courtesy call to the Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana His Excellency Ambassador Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas at Nigeria House Accra. The High Commissioner appreciated the MNJTF for its efforts in fighting insurgency in the Lake Chad region and urged the sustenance of tempo to bring the menace to an end.
The FC in his remarks thanked the High Commissioner for hosting him and his delegation and for the warm welcome. He appreciated the High Commissioner for his many years of service to Nigeria and promised to continue to lead the MNJTF professionally until the mandate is achieved. There was an exchange of souvenirs, signing of visitor’s book, and group photograph.
The FC also visited the Defence Section of the Nigerian High Commission and interacted with the Defence Attachee Col MS Muktar who later hosted him alongside other senior officers from the KAIPTC and the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College to a luncheon. The visit was hitch-free and the FC has since returned to his headquarters in N’Djamena Chad
Chief Military Public Information Officer
6 February 2023