Wednesday, January 30

Military trains officers on entrepreneurship, management skills - Retirement

The Nigerian Armed Forces Resettlement Centre (NAFRC) in Lagos on Tuesday commenced a four week training on entrepreneurship and management skills for a group of retiring military officers.

Speaking at the opening, NAFRC Commandant, Air Vice Marshal Abubakar Liman, said that the training was aimed at refocusing attention of the middle cadre officers from their military lives.

Speaking at the opening, NAFRC Commandant, Air Vice Marshal Abubakar Liman, said that the training was aimed at refocusing attention of the middle cadre officers from their military lives.

"The aim of the programme is basically to refocus attention of middle cadre officers to the fact that a meaningful and productive life can still be pursued while in service and after retirement.
"In the next four weeks, they will be taken through various modules in the entrepreneurship and management field.

"Some of these modules include entrepreneurship and agriculture, business plan and model, fundamentals of business laws and taxation as well as human supply chain management and marketing," he said.

He said the training also entailed a study tour to Songhai Farm in Porto Novo, Benin Republic to expose them to the opportunities in the agro allied sector.
Earlier, Director of Training, Brig.-Gen. Dominic Onyemulu, said the course was designed for 35 participants while 16 assembled for the inauguration.

"The assembled participants comprise two officers from the Nigerian Army, six from the Navy and eight from the Air Force.
"This is an inaugural course for mid-level officers of the Armed Forces of Nigeria. The course is for officers who have served for 15 to 20 years in the AFN," he said.

He said the commandant directed the training to impact vital skills that would enhance the job performance as well as enable them to manage their various welfare programmes.
source: pulse.ng

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