The Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, Combined Joint African Exercise, CJAX began on Monday, June 8, 2015 at the Armed Forces Command Staff College, AFCSC, Jaji, near Kaduna,. The exercise involves some 230 military officers from different parts of Africa met to begin a joint training towards ensuring greater integration among military forces from the West Africa sub-region.
The AFCSC Commandant, AVM John Ifemeje, said the exercise would train the participating officers at the operational level in a joint multinational and interagency environment so as to promote synergy between ECOWAS Command and Staff Colleges:
“it will promote better understanding of the challenges involved in planning and coordinating a complex multinational peace support operations, PSO.
“The exercise will also serve to promote understanding between the African Union and African Standby Force procedures and forge critically important professional and social links among ECOWAS military personnel.”