What began as Armed forces of Nigeria (AFN) participation in Peace Support Operation (PSO) dates back to 1960 when Nigerian troops were first deployed to restore peace and security in the Repulic of Congo. Outstanding success of AFN was also recorded 1990 - 2000 (ECOMOG). At the time the Centre in September 2004 became a wing under Nigerian Army School of Infantry (NASI), which then became autonomous and name Nigerian Army Peackeeping Centre on January of 2009, which was in a need to solving the growing requirements to ensure the Peacekeepers are more humane and gives priority to protection of the rights of citizens.
The dynamic nature of Contemporary PSO revealed some dauting challenges to the successful participation of Troop Contributing Nations (CTN). In the case of Nigeria, a major challenge identified was Leadership in Peacekeeping. Thus, Leadership training was introduced to the Centre and was renamed Martin Luther Agwai International Leadership and Peacekeeping Centre (MLAILPKC) on 29 Jul 2017.
Solving the dauting challenges in the dynamic nature if contemporary PSO...