Sweet Crude

September 3, 2012

JTF trains personnel on ethics

JTF trains personnel on ethics

During the training

By Samuel OYADONGHA

A United Kingdom and United States based institute, last week organized a three day transformation training programme for members of the Joint Task Force in the Niger Delta, codenamed Operation Pulo Shield, to inculcate in them moral integrity and promote efficiency in the nation’s fight against crude oil theft, illegal bunkering and other vices in the oil rich Niger Delta.

The training workshop is an initiative of Uncommon Results Nigeria in partnership with Youth at Risk UK and Uncommon Results USA.

Supported by Shell International, the Joint Task Force and the Bayelsa State government, the Ignition Nigeria transformational coaching programme was specifically designed for security operatives from government agencies, corporate organisations and the oil and gas industry.

SweetCrude learnt that the programme geared towards human capacity building and to boost interpersonal relations among the JTF personnel is coming against the backdrop of insecurity and corruption in the country.

Deputy Commander of the Joint Task Force in the Niger Delta, Commodore Abimbola Ayuba said, as a beneficiary of the programme in the United Kingdom, the workshop would help the operatives to appraise themselves of the challenges ahead.

During the training

According to him, the programme would enable the participants learn the skills that would help them avoid temptations associated with their jobs by inculcating in the personnel integrity and accountability.

He added that it would equip the personnel with the needed skill to resolve issues of conflict in the region as well as corruption among individuals.

His words, “If you are a corrupt person, the course will help you to see how corrupt you have been and give you an opportunity to move away from the old self and put on a new garb.

“It is about integrity, contentment and capacity to be yourself, avoiding temptation and doing things in a more transparent manner. It will help you to see the vanity in the things that you have once considered as business as usual.”

The Flag Officer Commanding, Central Naval Command CNC, Rear Admiral Johnson Olutoyin, who declared the programme open, expressed the hope that the participants would be fully transformed to become more effective in their work and would operate from a position of integrity, both in their personal lives and in the discharge of their duties.