‘NAFRC to involve other para-military for retirement training’
Commandant, Nigeria Armed Forces Resettlement Center, Air Vice Marshal Kingsley Lar has said that NAFRC would include members of other security and Paramilitary agencies as well as selected Civilian staff of Federal Government ministries, Departments and agencies in vocational training meant to prepare them for retirement.
AVM Lar who made this statement during the Passing out Ceremony of retirees in NAFRC, Oshodi-Lagos, said the need is to provide meaningful forum for cross_ sectional exchange of ideas, improve civil military interactions with an overriding commitment to exchange smooth resettlement.
“ when I resumed here in January, I discovered the need to integrate other agencies and Civilian staff to enable military retirees make friends from other agencies outside their core areas of competence so as to help them live a normal life after retirement”
He also said that the effect of the covid19 pandemic hindered some aspects of the activities lined up for the course but the guideline provided by the Presidential Task Force and the orders of the Defence Headquarters could only make them do a symbolic graduation which made 65 retirees to be present out of 342 for the ceremony.
Lar informed them the approval of the Defence Headquarters to automatically migrate trainees account details to the Military Pensions Board and that there’s no need for separate documentation exercise.
Again, the Deputy Commandant, Maj. Gen M.O Ebendu while delivering his speech charged retirees to always remain good Ambassadors of the Armed Forces, enjoined them to apply the skills learnt from to center to the betterment of the larger society.
Master Warrant officer as well as the overall best graduating student, Anyanwu Vitalis Emeribe, reiterated that determination and extra efforts made him outstanding amongst his mate. He promised to uphold the integrity and knowledge imparted to him from the center to the greater good of the society.
The ceremony also introduced launching of the Hope Magazine and wireless telephone lines that would enhance effective communication amongst staff and trainees.
Also, AVM Lar commissioned various projects in the center ranging from the well- furnished apartment for soldiers to Beauty and Cosmetics Workshop as well as the NAFRACOWA conveniences and children playground.
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