As part of attempts to address Nigeria’s security concerns, the Man O’ War National Command has inducted and trained newly appointed State Commanders and their deputies, as well as Railway Commanders.
Man O’ War is a non-profit and volunteer organization of Nigerian youths whose mission is to help them grow, improve themselves, and be beneficial to society as a whole.
Retired Colonel Sani Depsia, National Commander, Man O’ War, addressed the recruits, urging them to rise to the occasion and assist security agencies in reducing security concerns in their various commands.
Colonel Depsia stated the new Commanders must fulfill the rising demands of their offices, particularly in terms of security problems, conflict resolution, and rescue and disaster management, among other things, in a speech titled “The Vision and Mission” of the Man O’ War.
“Man O’ War is housed in all of the local governments in this country, so it is our responsibility to examine how we can best collaborate with security authorities in terms of delivering pertinent information and supporting the needy in times of tragedy,” he stated.
“No matter how good your security is, information from the locals is very important because they know where, who, and how security breaches occur, and the man o war, because of his versatility, can be used to harness this information to drive home the National objectives of security in all nooks and crannies of the country.”
Colonel Sani went on to say that any Nigerian citizen might join Man O’ War as long as they volunteer and are willing to work toward the organization’s goals.
In a lecture titled “Administrative Procedures,” Mr. Adesoji Eniade, Director General, Citizenship and Leadership Training Centre, emphasized that a good structure reflects an organization’s value and how it produces a better environment for its people.
“An organization cannot give excellent services without properly defined structures and procedures,” Mr Eniade said, “and organizations may expand and achieve their goals with clearly defined structures.” What are Man O’ War’s goals, mandate, and objectives at the national, state, and railway command levels, as well as at the local government level?” Collective efforts and common purpose are two parts of administration, and collective efforts means teamwork, without which the structures will collapse.”
Mr. Adesoji Eniade, Director General, Citizenship and Leadership Training Centre, was represented at the ceremony by Ada Uche, Director Human Resources of the Centre.
The Man O’ War’s two-day festivities came to a close on Saturday, April 2nd, with the formal swearing in of the new Commanders, who were instructed by the National Commander to return to their various commands with renewed energy to assist secure their immediate area in their small manner.