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The General Officer Commanding (GOC ) 81 Division Nigerian Army (NA) Major General Umar Thama Musa has urged troops of 81 Division NA to sweat more during peacetime and bleed less during war as 9 Brigade NA emerged the overall champion at the closing ceremony of the 81 Division Warrant Officers and Senior Non-Commissioned Officers (WOs and SNCOs) Competition 2022.
The GOC 81 who was represented the Chief of Staff Headquarters 81 Division Brigadier General Ismail Oloyede said the essence of the WOs and SNCOs Competition was to enhance the fighting efficiency and performance in the field with a view to preparing the troops for current security challenges facing the nation.
General Musa said he was impressed with the military bearing, stamina and endurance exhibited by the participants during the competition. According to the GOC training is the bedrock of any fighting force, hence the skills gathered during the competition would assist to improve leadership traits, promote espirit de corps and boost morale.
The WOs and SNCOs Competition is one of the series of competitions lined up for the year 2022 for brigades under 81 Division area of responsibility.
The competing brigades included 9 Brigade, 35 Artillery Brigade. 81 Division Garrison and 45 Engineer Brigade. The Competition featured weapon handling, combat swimming. Map reading and navigation exercises. Others are physical fitness exercises and obstacle crossing.
The Chief Umpire of the Competition, Colonel Okezim Omeni while presenting the final result stated that 9 Brigade emerged overall winner of the competition with 340 points, 35 Artillery Brigade came second position with 320 points while 81 Division Garrison came third position with 260 points and 45 Engineer Brigade came last position with 200 points. Trophies were also presented to Sergeant Kingsley Agbaje of 35 Artillery Brigade as the best Get- away Man, Sergeant Gloria Uzoefuna as the best firer.
Present at the occasion were the Commander 9 Brigade Brigadier General Isang Akpaumontia, Commander 35 Artillery Brigade Brigadier General Isa Abdullahi,Commander Nigerian Army Tailoring Factory Yaba Brigade General Victor Beryo and the Division Training Officer Brigadier General Shuaibu Nuhu. Others are the Principal Staff Officers,heads of other security agencies, participants and invited Guests.