Desk Officers of the Abia state coordinating office of the Livelihood Improvement Family Enterprise Niger-Delta, (LIFE-ND) has applauded and expressed excitement on the training received on Basic Security and Management .

The training which also comprises component heads and support staff was held on Friday in Umuahia, the capital of Abia state.

According to Amarachi Ochulor one of the Desk Officers from Aba South local government area of the state said the training has exposed her to security tips needed to maintain safety while at home, work, traveling and her environment.

PHOTO: Amarachi Ochulor one of the Desk Officers from Aba South local government area of Abia state.

Amarachi also added that the training afforded her the opportunity to know how to detect fraudulent activities and smart tips to descern when not in a safe environment.

In her words: “Now, there are movements I will observe and easily detect that the environment is not safe for me and need to take precaution.

“As a desk officer, I can now detect places that are not safe in the community, I now know how to speak to people in other to resolve conflicts in the community. I have come to know that I should know someone in a community in case of any danger.”

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Responding to the question on the connectivity between the activities of LIFE-ND as an agro project and security, Amarachi said the training helped her “to know that security is everybody’s business” and the knowledge from the training is highly applicable in her activities as a Desk Officers of LIFE-ND project in her local government.

Awom Emeka Iroamachi, a resource person for the training, an expert on human management, peace and conflict resolution spoke to newsmen in Umuahia about the training.

PHOTO: Awom Emeka Iroamachi, a resource person for the training, an expert on human management, peace and conflict resolution.

Awom said the training is very important because it will help the Desk Officers know how they will manage themselves, their environment and others.

He said the training which also focused on leadership, conflict resolution, self/ staff management, anger management, persuasiveness and influencial attributes will afford the Desk Officers to manage conflicts in their offices and their respective community.

Wisdom Ukonu, the Administration and Logistics Officer, Abia LIFE-ND in an address to newsmen said the project in it’s wisdom saw the need for the training for the safety and managerial development of the Desk Officers. He added that the safety and sense of management of the desk officers is paramount especially when the project’s operating circle is within the Niger Delta states where insecurity is on a higher rate.

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PHOTO: Wisdom Ukonu, the Administration and Logistics Officer, Abia LIFE-ND.

“The staffers who will be deployed to the creeks will be working in a highly militarized area as they are also capable of converting miscreants, they needed to be armed with security tips and how to conduct themselves in a highly insecured environment.” Wisdom said.

Wisdom also added that the training has afforded them to have staffers who are well composed, knowledgeable on security and human managerial skills to work effectively for the LIFE-ND project.

PHOTO: Group Photo of Desk Officers, staff members and Trainer.

The LIFE-ND Project is being funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development(IFAD). The project is ongoing in the Niger-Delta States.

Also involved in the project are the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, The Federal Ministry of Finance, budget and National Planning, and the United Nations.

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