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Anambra keen human resource development – Imoka



IN the bid to drive Gov. Obiano administration’s vision on human resources development, the Ministry of Economic Planning, Budget, and Development Partners has reiterated its commitment to training of civil servants in the state for effective service delivery.

The ministry Permanent Secretary, Leo Imoka, stated this during a 2-Day refresher course for staff of the ministry, with the theme: “Administrative Practice and Procedures Refresher Course for Senior Officers in core MDAs” held at the King David Hotel, Awka.

Imoka described civil service as the bedrock of governance; the driving force for any government effective service delivery. He commended the ministry for organizing the refresher course, stating that capacity building for members of the state workforce, especially now that experienced officers are about to leave the service and the need to mentor new entrants.  “No government is effective without the civil service. We want to impart the knowledge of administrative processes to the new generation civil servant. Not that they were not oriented before but the need for a refresher course to keep them updated with civil service ethics for productivity.”

Director of A the Office of Head Service, Adebayo Ojeyinka, in his presentation on “Ethical Code in the Civil Service, urged the participants to stick to the fundamentals of the civil service which is the ethic codes to enable them discharge their responsibilities. Your job is impartial. Be objective with issues. The most important as aspect of your job is providing service delivery. “Every civil servant is accountable to the public and must maintain their trust. Stick to the characteristics of the civil service.”

In his presentation, Director of Administration in the office of the Deputy Governor, Azubuike Nkala frowns at the attitude of some new generation civil servants who believes they are in the civil service to make money. “If you don’t teach the new generation what the civil service is they will fail. Part of the things we are doing is to bring the new entrants up to speed in the formulation and implementation of public policies”

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