From Umar Danladi Ado, Sokoto
The 8 Division of Nigerian Army has commenced a four-day Operations Planning Cadre for its officers and soldiers from this week at Eagle Officers Mess Kalanbaina in Sokoto State.
This was contained in a statement issued to newsmen in Sokoto by Major Adamu Yahaya Ngulde, the Acting Deputy Director Army Public Relations of the unit.
According to the statement, the aim of the cadre is to refresh officers and soldiers in various aspects of operations planning process that will improve their 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 was in line with the Nigerian Army and 8 Division Training Directives 2020, “that is why the cadre is being organized,” he hinted.
He added that the planning cadre was an annual training event in the Nigerian Army designed to stimulate the knowledge of officers on professional and contemporary issues.
Gen. Bande, who reminded the participants that the Division is currently involved in various operations against banditry and other sundry crimes across its area of responsibility, said with the 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 their duties effectively.
Bande urged the participants to open their mind and participate actively during the session to enable them drive maximum benefits from the training.
He further acknowledged the support of the Chief of Army Staff, Gen. Tukur Yusufu Buratai, whose immense material and moral support contributed in making these operations planning cadre and other Division’s training activities a reality.