17 November 2012

Nigeria: Mrs Abacha Steals Show At Book Launch, Donates N5 Million

Former First lady, Mrs Maryam Abacha, yesterday stole the show , at the launch of a book written by her former Military press secretary, Colonel John Adache (rtd).

Mrs Abacha, walked in suprisingly into the Sani Abacha conference Hall of the National Defence Collage, NDC, in company of her son , Mohammed and a retinue of well wishers.

At the launch of the book on 'The Military and Public Relations; Issues Strategies and Challenges' it commenced with the Chief launcher donating N2 million, the former First lady who is the mother of the day announced, her family's donation of N5 million, which threw the whole hall into loud ovation.

Speaking at the occasion, Commandant of the National Defence Collage Rear Admiral Thomas Lokoson, said the military must continue to engage in vigorous public relations and information management activities in the interest of national security

While urging the military to continue to live up to the challenge through making strides in research and scholarship, the Commandant noted that the Collage will continue to hold its place prominently amongst its pears globally.

He added that the publication of the book was very timely as public relations practiced by most complex organizations are being given greater impetus especially with the advent of globalization enhanced by varied modes of modern communications.

He added that the military cannot afford to be left behind.

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