The Chief of Training Nigerian Army, Major General Abdulsalam Ibrahim who was represented by Deputy Director Training and Exercise, Brig Gen Waidi Shaibu admonished the participants of Leadership Skills Development Course 2 2021, to see their certification as the beginning of their learning process that will enhance them towards becoming good leaders and followers where ever they are deployed for the benefit of the Nigeria and the country at large.
He made this known on Friday, 12 November 2021 during the graduation ceremony organized for the participants of Leadership Skills Development Course 2 at the Nigerian Army Resource Centre, Hall C, TY Buratai Block, Abuja.
He further challenged and emphasized that as leaders, the ability to think fast and exercise command and control of troops placed under you is paramount to the success and growth of the Nigerian Army and the country.
“With the training given to you, it is expected that you imbibe the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Command Philosophy which rest on 4 pillars of Professionalism borne from knowledge and performance, Readiness from training and empowerment, Administration and Cooperation with other security elements within the system, which you must implement at your level”.
He equally used the opportunity to congratulate the Nigerian Army Resource Centre and the resource persons for bringing personnel development policy initiative to a reality.
Earlier in his welcome address, the Director General Nigerian Army Resource Centre, Major General GA Wahab (Rtd) said that the course was deliberately designed to challenge junior and middle cadre officers and soldiers on their leadership roles, to think critically and examine issues and not to emotionally lead their men.
The DG said, he is convinced that at the end of the day the participants have benefited from this important leadership development skills programme for the individual benefit and that of the system as a whole. He thanked the COAS for the continuation of the course and sponsoring 31 Officers and 30 Soldeirs making a total of 61 participants .
In a voted of thanks, Maj Felicia Daniel on behalf of the graduands said, being thankful and expressing gratitude is an important part of being happy in life. In the same vein, she gave her words that all they have learnt in the past 2 weeks in a well packaged lecture in areas of entrepreneurship and law, leadership and mentoring as well as emotional intelligence will be adequately utilized .
She equally thanked COAS, DG NARC and everyone who in one way or the other contributed immensely to the success of the course. The highlight of the ceremony was the presentation of certificates of participation to the graduands by the Special Guest of Honour.