Naval War College Nigeria

College History

The need to fill the observed skills, abilities and knowledge gaps within the management cadre to enhance NN capacity to respond to the complex emerging maritime threats, necessitated the establishment of the Naval War College. Accordingly, Nigerian Navy Order 08/17 promulgated the establishment of the college, to develop senior naval leaders and equivalents from other Services as operational level commanders with thorough appreciation of national security problems, who are prepared to make sound decisions in the application of maritime force as a policy option.

The NWCN was commissioned on 31 May 2017 at its temporary site in Ubima Rivers State. The pioneer course of the College was inaugurated on 21 July 2017. Since its establishment, it has successfully graduated 2 sets of participants of naval warfare course. In January 2019, the College also successfully conducted the Command Level Officer’s course for officers of the rank of Lieutenant Commander and Commander.


Naval War College Nigeria,
Calabar, Cross River State.

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About NWC Nigeria

The Naval War College is the highest naval training institution in Nigeria. It was built to boost security in the maritime sector, as well as enhance the capability of naval officers to make sound decisions, both in command and management positions.


” The War College is a place of original research on all questions relating to war and to statesmanship connected with war, or the prevention of war. ” 

                                                              – Adm. Stephen B. Luce