By Victor Akaa, Abuja.
The Headquarters 8 Division Nigerian Army has commenced 4 days operations planning cadre for its officers and soldiers from 16 to 20 November 2020 at Eagle Officers Mess Kalanbaina Sokoto State.
The aim of the cadre is to refresh officers and soldiers in various aspect of operations planning process that will improve thier planning skills and rekindle their interest in the theoretical concept and helps groom troops professionally and intellectually in operations procedure.
In his remarks, the Acting General officer Commanding 8 Division Nigerian Army Brig. Gen. Aminu Bande said the training is in line with the Nigerian Army and 8 Division Training Directives 2020 that is why the cadre is being organized.
He added that the planning cadre is an annual training event in the Nigerian Army designed to stimulate the knowledge of officers on professional and contemporary issues.
The Acting General officer commanding reminded the participants that the Division is currently involved in various operations against banditry and other sundry crimes across the Division Area of Responsibility.
He said with this various security challenges, it has become expedient to build troops capacity with a view to enhancing better performance in the on-going operations.
He further stated that the topics of the lectures to be delivered throughout the planning cadre were carefully selected to cover important aspects that participants are required to know in the discharge of thier duties effectively.
Brigadier General Bande urged participants to open thier mind and participate actively during the interactive session to enable them drive maximum benefits from the training.
He further acknowledged the support of the Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen. Tukur Buratai whose immense material and moral support contributed in making this operations planning cadre and other Div’s training activities a reality