As part of efforts to further build effective leadership skills among officers within the Nigerian Army 81 Division, the Division yesterday started its 2023 Officers Training Week. The training which will last three days is themed ‘Enhancing Operational Preparedness of Officers for Participation in Joint and Multi-agency Operations Within 81 Division Area of Responsibility’.

At the training which is ongoing at the 9 Brigade Officers’ Mess, Maryland, Ikeja Lagos, National Association of Online Security News Publishers, NAOSNP can report that the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 81 Division Nigerian Army (NA), Major General OC Ajunwa enjoined participants to leverage on the importance, objectives and benefits of the training. The GOC advised them to take advantage of the programme to build their leadership skills to enable them function optimally in their respective commands.

In the opening remarks, General Ajunwa said the training was designed as a form of mentorship for junior commanders through cross-fertilization of ideas and sharing Operations, command and field experiences. He noted that the lectures and topics were carefully selected to equip and also provide the platform to enhance command and leadership proficiency amongst Officers.

The GOC thanked the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya for his commitment and support in activating this year’s Officers’ Training Week and the Army Headquarters Department of Training for selecting an appropriate theme, considering it very apt in proffering solutions to contemporary security challenges in 81 Division AOR in particular and the country in general. He was represented by the Division Training Officer, Brigadier General Oluwole Davies.

In the same vein, the Special Guest of Honour and Commander, Corps of Supply and Transport, Major General Erema Akerejola, represented by Brigadier General Williams Etuk stated that in line with the Chief of Army Staff’s vision, “to Have a Professional Nigerian Army Ready to Accomplish Assigned Mission Within A Joint Environment in Defence of Nigeria”, described the training week as quite handy and the theme very apt. The Special Guest of Honour who declared the training open was optimistic that the participants would improve their knowledge, skills and competence in military operations. General Akerejola enjoined the Officers to dedicate adequate time and efforts to ruminate on lectures delivered during the training sessions so as to enrich their chosen career as well as improve their overall performance in responding to situations in 81 Division and indeed the Nigerian Army.

NAOSNP can report that the highlights of the events includes group photographs, robust interactive sessions and presentation of souvenirs to resource persons.

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