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query_builder March 15, 2019 15:23:51

By Angela N Olimma

Awka, March 15, 2019 (MOI) Commissioner for Economic Planning, Budget and Development Partners, Mr Mark Okoye says the essence holding workshop on Administrative Practice and Procedures in the civil service is to improve capacities of staff of ministries and agencies.

``Staging the workshop now is apt, especially at this time, when the state civil service has been witnessing increasing depletion due to retirements,’’ the commissioner made the observation during the ceremonies of the 2-Day Workshop.

The workshop was aimed at exposing senior officers in core Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in Anambra State on Administrative Practice and procedures in the state civil service.

The event was held between March 13 and March14 and organised by the Ministry of Economic Planning, Budget and Development Partners at King David Hotel, Awka.

Mr Okoye commended Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra for his visionary leadership, made manifest in his many efforts to boost human resources development of the state.

``At the end of the training, participants are expected to be knowledgeable in the ethics of the state civil service in order to apply same where necessary.

``Those employed in 2013 should strive to launder their image and get to work," he admonished.

The commissioner was represented by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Mr Leo Imoka.

Acting Director, Administration, in the ministry, Mrs Augustina Obiorah called on participants, to count themselves privileged to be part of the training, stressing that ``it is the best tool to enhance productivity’’.

In his presentation, Director, Public Service Office, Mr Adeyinka Adebayo exposed participants to the ethics and procedures adding that a conscious application would enhance the quality of performance.

``Many of you may be appointed Permanent Secretaries, Special Advisers and even Commissioners; however what you will learn here will bring about a paradigm shift in your discharge of your duties.

``Do not chase after money, learn the job and money will come running after you,’’ Adebayo stressed.

Director, Administration in the Office of the Deputy Governor, Mr Davidson Nkala stressed that Government business was not conducted orally but in writing; hence the choice of effective communication and writing as a topic.

``The more effectively you communicate, determines how effectively you perform; seek the knowledge of the job and you will go places just like Chief Jerome Udoji while in the service," said Nkala.

Chief Udoji was an indigene of Anambra State, then, in the Eastern Nigeria Civil Service and eventually retired as one of the then, ``Super Permanent Secretaries’ at the Federal Civil Service.

He urged officers to train themselves even, if the service did not provide for it and allow their good jobs to bring them into limelight.

Group work by participants on memo writing, documentation and ethical codes and procedures in the civil service was part of the workshop. (MOI)