The Nigeria’s Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, has stated that no single Service or security agency could achieve the success desired in combating insurgency and other security challenges confronting the nation.
Marshall Amao said this at the inauguration of the maiden Air Rank Leadership Seminar (ARLS) held at the prestigious Air Force War College, Makurdi, in Benue State. Represented by the Air Officer Commanding Tactical Air Command, Air Vice Marshal Gamso Lubo, Marshal Amao noted that effectiveness in all military operations was dependent on jointness and how well the various services communicate and coordinate their efforts on the battlefield, hence the need to work collectively to achieve expected results.
A statement issued by Director of Air Force Public Relations, Air Commodore E. K. Gabkwet, said the CAS went further to state that for the Nigerian Air Force to meet its constitutional role of ensuring the territorial integrity of Nigeria, ” it required competent Commanders at all levels to provide the requisite leadership that is invaluable in achieving organisational goals.
“The CAS noted that the ARLS was thus designed to elucidate exchange of ideas among participants with a view to broadening their intellectual capacity on the implementation of effective leadership at the military strategic level. “
The Air Force chief was also quoted as saying, ” This seminar could not have come at a better time as it avails you all the opportunity to critically employ other methods and strategies towards combating security threats.”
Air Commodore Gabkwet also quoted the Commandant of the College, Air Vice Marshal Ibrahim Tepkwan Ali, as saying that in line with its broad objective of developing qualitative manpower for the Nigerian Air Force, the College was tasked to develop an executive leadership training module for officers of air rank as part of measures to enhance professionalism and succession planning within the top leadership cadre of the NAF.
” He went further to state that the course curriculum consists of various segments such as executive leadership, emotional intelligence, strategic information management and power of command among others.
“These topics, according to the Commandant, are further enriched with scenario analysis, syndicate discussion and presentations “
The 5-day seminar which would end on 26 March, 2021, has a rich pool of resource persons including a former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Oluseyi Petinrin (rtd), a former Director of Defence Information, Maj.-Gen. Chris Olukolade (rtd) and Prof. Gabriel Moti of the Department of Public Administration, University of Abuja, among others.