Training essential for proficiency – NAF Chief

Air Vice Marshal (AVM) Kingsley Lar, Chief of Administration Headquarters of Nigerian Air Force (NAF), says that training of NAF personnel is essential for proficiency and timely delivery of assigned task.

Lar said this at the Third Quarter 2018 NAF’s Ground Training Command (GTC) Staff Duty Workshop held at the GTC Headquarters, Enugu at the weekend.

Lar, who was represented by Director of Administration NAF Headquarters, Abuja, Air Vice Marshal (AVM) Nelson Calmday, said that NAF personnel needed to be trained not only on war fighting purposes
but on administrative skills so that they can effectively carry out task to support all forms of duty.

He said that workshop goes  in line with the vision of the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, which is “To reposition the NAF into a highly professional and discipline force through capacity building initiatives for effective, efficient and timely employment of air power in response to Nigeria’s national security imperatives’’.

“So, for the essence of this workshop drawing from the Chief of Air Staff vision is for NAF personnel to be equipped for efficient, proficient and timely delivery of assigned task.

“We are in the system, and we know where to improve upon so there would be no delay or weakness impeding timely delivery of assigned task,’’ he said.

He further explained that there were two categories of officers in the training – junior officers and officers of middle rank.

“For officers of middle rank is a refresher course to them to remind them of those things they already know as they had been able to attend extensive workshop in staff colleges and war colleges,’’ he said.

According to him, it is a quarterly workshop in each of the six commands of the Nigerian Air Force scattered all over the country.

Declaring the workshop open, Air Vice Marshal (AVM) Saddiq Kaita, Air Officer Commanding (AOC) of GTC, Enugu, urged the officers attending the workshop to pay due attention and ask questions from the trainer if need be.

Kaita, who was represented by the Director of Logistics in GTC, Air Commodore Abdullahi Kassimu, commended the Chief of Air Staff and NAF headquarters for taking special interest in ensuring intellectually sound and ethic office practice among NAF personnel.

One of the officers undergoing the training, Squadron Leader Adebowale Amolegbe, said that the training had helped to improve the personnel academically, ensuring sound correspondence writing and effective communication.

Another officer undergoing the training, Flt.-Lt. Faith Maduemezia, said that it had helped sharpened her writing skills and understanding for effective office duty.

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