– As 6 Division opens Finance Training Week 2023
Port Harcourt — The Nigerian Army, Six Division Port Harcourt has announced that the rise in the country’s crude oil output was due to its reinvigorated operations geared towards zero illegal activities, as all hands must be on deck in sustaining the tempo of the continuous rise in Nigeria’s crude oil production.
This is as the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission, NUPRC has disclosed that the country’s crude oil output in May 2023 grew by 185,000 barrels per day to hit 1.185 million barrels per day, following the war against oil theft.
Speaking, the General Officer Commanding, 6 Division, Maj. Gen. Jamal Abdussalam, said the doggedness and unwavering commitment of personnel of the Division in the face of daunting security challenges in the South-South region was impressive.
Abdussalam speaking at the opening ceremony of the 2023 Six Division Finance Training Week in Port Harcourt on Thursday, explained that training remains the key to unlocking the potentials of military personnel.
The GOC who is also the Land Component Commander, Operation Delta Safe, expressed confident that the training, among many others organized by the Army HQ and the Division would ensure that the Division maintains a proactive and result oriented attitude amongst officers and soldiers for sustainable operational tempo.
According to him, it was only through training that the Division can collectively achieve the mission of the Chief of Army Staff, which according to him, is to have ‘a professional Nigerian Army ready to accomplish assigned missions within a joint environment in defence of Nigeria.’
He said, “Recently released data from the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission indicates that Nigeria’s crude oil output grew by 185,000 barrels per day to hit 1.185 million per day for the month of May.
“This has been possible through our reinvigorated operation geared towards zero illegal activities. In view of this achievements, all hands must be on deck to ensure the output continue to rise.
“Relatedly, the 6 Division Finance being the nerve centre of the Division must strategize in the training of its personnel in order to be more proactive and show absolute competence in discharging its role to the Division.
“They must continue to learn and adapt to many financial policies brought about by the Federal Government in order to handle the dynamics of current financial revolution as it relate to the Nigerian Army.”
Also speaking, the Special Guest of Honour and Nigerian Army Chief of Accounts and Budget, Maj. Gen. Adetokunbo Fayemiwo, explained that training was a vital tool for developing proficient and proactive Nigerian Army Finance Corps, NAFC personnel.
Fayemiwo disclosed that all ongoing courses at NASFA must undergo an indoor battle drill to simulate real life experiences from the field before the end of their courses, and urged participants to
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“The Objective of this training week is to enhance the capacity of all NAFC personnel in 6 Division, the topics have been carefully selected to reflect this.
“No need reiterating that training is the best way to improve professionalism. It makes us proficient in our duties as soldiers, reduce casualties during war and minimizes wastage of scarce resources. As NAFC personnel, this would help improve our professionalism, reduce queries on Nigerian Army accounts and enhance the process of transparency and accountability.”
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