The General Officer Commanding 81 Division (GOC 81 Div) Nigerian Army (NA), Major General Obinna Ajunwa who was the Special Guest of Honour (SGOH) earlier today Friday 27 January, 2023 inaugurated students of Senior Leadership and Staff Officers Course (SLSOC) 1/23 and Logistics Staff Officers Course 20/23. The event took place at the Nigerian Army College of Logistics and Management (NACOLM) permanent site, Ojo, Lagos.
While delivering his welcome address, the Commandant NACOLM, Major General Adekunle Adeyinka disclosed that since inception, the College has remained a centre of excellence especially for logistics training and general manpower development, not only for the NA but also for subscribing Services and agencies. He added that, the College recently took additional mandate of conducting leadership and staff courses at both junior and senior level. He further stressed that, the College proudly graduated the maiden set of the Junior Leadership and Staff Officers Course in December 2022.
Furthermore, the Commandant stressed on issue of resource management. He added that students are to remain mindful of the fact that the resources at their disposal which are time, space, money and material/equipment are to be utilized judiciously. He urged them to do their assignment and group work seriously and not to procrastinate.
Earlier, the SGOH used the combined occasion to unveil the new College name and logo located at the entrance of the Headquarters NACOLM Complex. While speaking during the event, the Commandant NACOLM stated that, in view of the College’s expanded scope, the Army Headquarters approved a review of the College’s name from the Nigerian Army College of Logistics (NACOL) to NACOLM. Adding that the reviewed mission, course/learning objectives, organizational structure and curricula were also approved for NACOLM. He added that, the development became imperative so as to align the College with the emerging needs of the Nigerian Army and international best practices.
Highlights of the event were the inaugural lecture by the SGOH on ‘Mentorship as a Tool for Effective Leadership Training: The NA in Perspective’, presentation of souvenir, refreshment and wining in of newly posted in NACOLM staff officers and students.
The hitch free event was attended by the Deputy Commandant/Director of Studies NACOLM, Major General MW Abubakar, who delivered the vote of thanks, representatives of Corps Commanders/Commandants of NA schools within 81 Div Area of Responsibility, staff officers of NACOLM, the College partners/collaborators amongst other invited guests.
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