July 15, 2024

Army urges personnel on continuous training for operational skills

Army urges personnel on continuous training for operational skills

Akpan Umoh, Uyo

The Nigerian Army has urged its personnel to ensure regular training to apply acquired skills to enhance their capabilities in addressing security challenges.

The Commander, 2 Brigade Nigerian Army, Brig.-Gen. Jaa’far Ibrahim gave the task in his remarks at the closing ceremony of the 6 Division inter brigade warrant officers and senior non-commission officers competition.

The competition organised to sharpen the skills of Nigerian Army Officers from basic abilities required to function optimally in the field was held on Saturday at 6 Battalion, Wellington Bassey Barracks, Ibagwa, Abak in Akwa Ibom.

Ibrahim, who is also the Commander of the Sector 4 Joint Taskforce Operation said that the competition aimed to enhance the skills of Nigerian Army officers and improve their combat readiness.

“The competition is to renew the general fitness of our warrant officers and the non-commissioned officers such that they are operationally ready.

“It will give us the privilege of knowing their high point and low point as well, such that in subsequent training we will concentrate both on the low point and high point.

“From the competition, I can say that the men are combatant-ready.

“We are more poised to upgrade probably to improve and enhance security around Akwa Ibom State and Nigeria at large.

“Continue to train to develop the required capabilities in troops to handle every challenge thrown at you by the security dynamics,” Ibrahim said.

The commander commended the participants for their teamwork, determination, and professionalism throughout the competition.

In his remarks, the Special Guest of Honour, Maj.-Gen. Godwin Umoh (rtd) said that the competition has provided an avenue for personnel to test their capabilities.

Umoh said that inter-brigade warrant officers and senior non-commission officers’ competition will foster friendship among formations.

He commended the Chief of Army Staff for providing the resources to sustain the competition over the years.

At the end of the competition, 2 Brigade Nigerian Army, Uyo emerged as the winner of the 2024 competition, following their display of exceptional military prowess.

The 63 Brigade came second and the 16 Brigade came third, while the 6 Division Garrison took the fourth position respectively.

Our correspondent reports that the high points of the events were the presentation of individual, best formation, overall awards and presentation of souvenirs to participants.

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