The Commandant, Nigerian Army Ordinance School, Maj.-Gen. Adeyemi Alabi, said that commanders with effective leadership skills and digital orientation was imperative to enhance operational effectiveness of the Nigerian Army.
Alabi said this at the closing ceremony of the first phase of the Nigerian Army Leadership Development Seminar 2021 which held at the Nigerian Army School of Finance and Administration (NASFA) Akaran Barracks, Apapa, Lagos State.
The three-day seminar which started on Tuesday and ended on Thursday was organised by the NASFA in collaboration with the Nigerian Institute Of Management.
The commandant said that the seminar was imperative of today’s complex environment which demanded greater leadership competence to enhance the capacity for management and maintenance.
“Any effort geared towards enhancing the capacity of personnel in that direction at this critical moment of contemporary challenges in our operations, is most welcomed,” he said.
According to Alabi military operations in contemporary times had become more complex due to changes in nature of threats and advancement in technology.
“The battle space fight across pedestal and cyber domain with the employment of digital infrastructures and platforms is constantly being updated.
“This suggests the importance of leaders with prerequisite skills at the various levels of Command to effectively cope with the dynamic environment.
“In view of this, Army world wide continually develop new doctrines and upgrade their equipment to enhance their responsiveness to the changing nature of warfare,” he said.
The commandant said that human resources still remained the critical mass required to drive the process in spite of these changes.
“The Nigerian Army is doing well in the area of Human Resource development which include: equipment, training and promotion towards defeating all adversaries in joint environment.
“The knowledge gained from this seminar will be an added advantage and valuable in future leadership appointment,” he said.
Alabi charged the participants to develop admirable traits necessary to promote team spirit and trustworthiness in their various command.
He said that their actions should inspire others to lead more, learn more, do more and become more which signified true leadership skills at all levels.
“You are expected to add value to the system and influence your colleagues and subordinate to achieve expected acceptable results,” he said.
Alabi said that the entire nation was still mourning the sudden and painful death of the late amiable Chief Of Army Staff (COAS) Lt.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru and other officers who died over the weekend.
He said that the best way to show that the cause for which they died was not in vain was to improve the environment and impact positively in the life of others.
Hybrid News Nigeria reports that 50 military personnel across various formations in the country attended the seminar.