YOUR CERTIFICATION IS THE BEGINNING OF LEARNING PROCESS TOWARDS BECOMING GOOD LEADERS – MAJ GEN
The Acting Chief of Training, Nigerian Army, Major General Abubakar Ndalolo has admonished the participants of Leadership Skills Development Course 1 2021 to see their certification as the beginning of their learning process towards becoming good leaders and followers where ever they are deployed for the benefit of the Nigerian Army and the nation in general.
He made this known during the graduation ceremony organised for the participants of Leadership Skills Development Course at the Nigerian Army Resource Centre, Abuja.
He further, 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 four 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 (DG) Garba Ayodeji Wahab (Rtd) said that the course was borne out of the desire to proffer solution to the myriad of security challenges bedeviling the country. He said the country is currently facing serious security challenges which everybody must play their parts in addressing them. The DG said, he is convinced that at the end of the day, the participants have benefited from this important leadership development programme for the individual benefit and that of the system as a whole. He thanked the COAS for approving the course and providing the resources for its realisation and urged participants to deploy the knowledge they had acquired in their future operations.
Also, the Director of Human Resource Development, Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC), Brigadier General Usman Bello, while presenting the course highlights, said the pilot course on Leadership Skills Development was conducted for 60 participants, comprising 30 officers and 30 soldiers. The Director disclosed that participants were loaded with five-course modules on Critical Thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Mentorship.
He said the objective of the course was to increase creativity and thinking skills among participants for optimal performance and introduce adaptive leadership for innovative and creative change amongst others. “It is also to develop emotional intelligence, decision making and entrepreneurship skills and enable participants particularly, junior officers to understand the significance of mentorship for successful career development “, he said.
In a voted of thanks, Lieutenant Colonel NU Inya on behalf of the course said they are tremendously grateful for the rear privilege and opportunity of being the first set of participants for the course. In the same vein, he promised that all they have learnt in the course will be adequately utilised in their chosen carriers and even beyond.
He equally thanked everyone who in one way or the other contributed immensely to the success of the course. The climax of the ceremony was the presentation of certificates to the participants.