The Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) on Friday 19, 2021 held a graduation ceremony for participants of Critical Thinking and Adaptive Leadership Course.

The graduation ceremony held at the NARC Conference Hall C Abuja, after a 5-day intensive training and learning. In his closing remarks, the Director General (DG) NARC, Major General Garba Wahab (Rtd), said that the course was designed for the personnel of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, paramilitary agencies and corporate organisations as well as the civil society.

According to him, the course was anchored on critical thinking, adaptive leadership, conflict management and information security. He observed that organizing the human capacity development in Nigeria was a challenge which the Centre had to devote itself to. “Yes, this is the first one we are doing and we believe that the the solution to our problems lies within us. Nobody from anywhere outside Nigeria can do it for us,” he said.

Gen Wahab commended the participating organizations such as the Presidential Amnesty Programme, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) and the paramilitary agencies for taking advantage of the opportunity. He urged the military personnel to relate more with their civilian counterparts to help them gather more intelligence towards achieving better results. According to him, the 92 participants were drawn from the military, Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), and the Presidential Amnesty Programme.


Earlier, while presenting the course highlights, the Programme Cordinator, Brigadier General Ferdinand Eze (Rtd) said that the programme would improve the participants’ performance in their various organisations. He added that for five days, participants were taken through critical thinking, adaptive leadership, strategic communication, accountability and social justice. According to him, the course also involved protection of information assets, conflict management as well as motional Intelligence.

Brig Gen Eze commended the 92 participants for for their good conduct throughout the period of the course and charged them to be good ambassadors.

One of the participants, Mr. Edwin Megwa who delivered the vote of thanks on behalf of the course, commended the Centre for affording them the opportunity to participate in the course. Megwa pledged that the participants would deploy the knowledge acquired during the course in performing their tasks in their various places of endeavour.

He said that the knowledge would open new horizons for the people to begin to use their brain and look at different perspectives while handling issues in the their various institutions.

The high point of the ceremony was the presentation of certificates to the course participants and souvenirs to the various syndicates for the their performances by the Director General NARC.


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