ARMY POSTING TIED TO PERFORMANCE
The Nigerian Army has said that henceforth the posting of its senior officers to head strategic management positions in its formation and units will depend on the outcome of their performance in senior management courses they attend.
The Commander of the Nigerian Army Education Corps (NAEC), Major General Benjamin Aindingh who made this known at the opening of the Senior Executive Management Course Two held at the 22 Armoured Brigade Sobi, Ilorin, Kwara State, said this has become necessary as a result of the increasing complexity of modern warfare which can only be matched by equally intellectually focused and up-to-date officer acumen.
The commandant who was represented by Brigadier-General Nnamdi Okoroafor, said the senior executive management course was designed for senior NAEC officers awaiting postings to strategic management positions in the Army and that the aim of the course is to reinforce the geo-political leanings of senior officers to creating a global lens through training. The Commandant of the Corps, Brigadier General Yusuf Bomoi said the course organized by the Nigerian Army in conjunction with the University of Ilorin, was designed to equip officers in the ranks of Colonels and Lieutenant-Colonels of the Education Corps with top level strategic management skills that would enable them operate effectively as strategic managers in and out of service.
He said 'the increasing complexity of modern warfare and dynamic nature of the strategic environment have combined to dictate the need for a corresponding growth in the intellectual capability of the modern military officer. It is expected that at certain level, an officer should know at least something about everything. This is even more so for senior officers of the Nigerian Army Education Corps.'
The course, according to Bomoi, will cover geo-politics, strategy, leadership studies and research methods.