The Capacity Building Retreat and Workshop organised by the Akwa Ibom State Government through the Ministry of Labour and Manpower Planning in collaboration with Office of the Head of Service, for Senior Cadre Civil Servants on GL 10-12, in critical Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs, in the State has come to a logical conclusion.

Addressing participants of the three Week’s Programme during the closing formalities, at the Conference Hall of Watbridge Hotels and Suites, IBB Way, Uyo, the State capital, the Honourable Commissioner, Ministry of Labour and Manpower Planning, Prof. Victor Inoka expressed appreciation to the State Governor, His Excellency, Mr. Udom Emmanuel for his foresight and commitment towards uplifting the wellbeing of people in the State, especially that of the Civil Servants by equipping them with requisite knowledge for efficient job delivery in the Civil Service.

He extolled the Governor for his ability to align with great leaders of thought and history who initiated programmes for the transformation of their societies through vision, character and integrity in leadership.

The Commissioner commended Prof. Vincent Anigbogu, an internationally acclaimed mentor and teacher, together with the members of his management team for collaborating with the State Government to train Civil Servants in the State.

Prof. Inoka urged the participants to key into the transformation vision of the State Government for self rediscovery of latent potentials, personal self actualization and for public gains.

He called on Civil Servants to cultivate paradigm shifts from unproductive ways of doing things, to becoming vanguards of change and revolution in the state.

Maintaining that this will create impact for societal development, self improvement and as well enhance effective service delivery for a better Akwa Ibom State.

In her vote of thanks, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Manpower Planning, Dr. (Mrs) Valerie Obot, expressed gratitude to the Governor for being Worker’s friendly and for approvals for training and retraining of workers in the State for greater service productivity.

She emphasized the critical areas in which the Governor, His Excellency, Mr. Udom Emmanuel is strategically prioritizing as his completion agenda continues to gather momentum to include, investment in soft and hard infrastructural remodeling.

Consequently, Dr. Obot lauded Prof. Inoka for synergising with other government agencies, especially office of the Head of Civil Service, Secretary to State Government, Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem, and other top government functionaries for the success of programme.

She challenged participants to put to practical use the lessons learnt during the retreat for the needed change to occur in the state’s workforce.

Highlights and Objectives of the retreat included,
Attitudinal Shift, Faith in Akwa Ibom State and the Dakkada Vision, Effective Time Management Values in the Civil Service, Measuring Adversity Quotient and Strategic Management Principles.

The cardinal objective of the retreat captured the understanding of the two comparative leadership paradigms in Akwa Ibom State Civil Service and establishing a new pathway for Akwa Ibom Civil Service, amongst others.


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