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Training, Essential For Achieving Professionalism – Says GOC 3 Division 

Major General AE Abubakar, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) of 3 Division/Commander of Operation SAFE HAVEN (OPSH), has stressed the critical importance that training plays in attaining professionalism for the capacity development of soldiers to improve skills and increase performance. 

At the First Quarter Driver Basic Course 1/2024 opening today, February 29, 2024, at the Headquarters 3 Division Auditorium, Maxwell Khobe Cantonment, Jos, he made this statement.

Major General AE Abubakar emphasised that Army Headquarters has approved the start of driver training at the divisional level, citing the growing need for qualified drivers as a result of increased operational requirements across the country.

He emphasised that the training is intended to support and enhance the Division’s driver pool in order to efficiently meet operating requirements.

Brigadier MK Sanda, the Commander 3 Division Garrison, spoke on behalf of the GOC/Commander OPSH and urged participants to take advantage of the chance to improve their driving abilities and skills.

Colonel Bello Abbas, Acting Commander of the 73 Supply and Transport Brigade, highlighted the increasing demand for qualified drivers in his welcome speech. He also brought up the alarming number of road transport incidents involving military vehicles driven by inexperienced troops. Thus, the course’s importance.

The Chief of Army Staff is committed to increasing operational efficiency and safety, and the GOC/Commander OPSH is committed to enhancing professionalism through training.

Such programmes are essential to guaranteeing military personnel’s effectiveness and readiness to carry out their tasks in a variety of operational scenarios.  

Senior officials from Headquarters 3 Division, as well as members from Plateau State’s Vehicle Inspection Organisation and the Federal Road Safety Corps, attended the ceremony. 

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