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Workers happy as Anambra rounds up conversion course



NO fewer than 59 officers participated in the 4th Batch of Anambra State conversion course for Chief Secretarial Assistants.

  The 2nd-month training organised by Anambra State Government through the office of the Head of Service (HOS) was held between July and August at the Staff Development Centre (SDC), Awka.

  The passing out ceremony was held on Nov. 20, at the HOS Conference Hall, Jerome Udoji Secretariat, Awka.

  The HOS,  Harry Uduh commended the participants for availing themselves of the opportunity to engage in the programme for efficient productivity.

  Udu told them that it was imperative that they put to use the knowledge they acquired from the training in the discharge of their duties.

  “Endeavour to put to practice your new knowledge for enhanced service delivery.”

He, then, thanked Gov. Willie Obiano for his kind gestures at actualising the training.

Director, Training, Mrs Nwando Obiano lauded the resource persons and participants for creating good atmosphere for the exercise.

  Mrs Obiano praised the HOS for being instrumental for the success of the programme, urging him to continue to do more for the state workforce.

  “You are such a kind father with a listening ear to the yearnings and aspirations of public servants.”

She named the best three participants and their awards for their brilliant performances.

  The best performing participant is Mrs Chinyelu Oyako; she will receive the Civil Service Award; Grace Nnachetam, was placed second while   Dorathy Offodile was placed in the third position.

  State Council Chairman, Nigeria Union of Public Service, Reportorial, Secretarial, Data Processors and Allied Workers (NUPSRAW), Mr Festus Nwoye said he was happy that the conversion course was held.

  Mr Nwoye noted that the exercise had ensured their promotion from Chief Secretarial Assistants to Data Processing Officers.

  “We have come to celebrate the end of stagnation, frustration and agony of Chief Secretarial Assistant cadre, where our career progression ended at Grade level 09.”

  Nwoye emphasised that the approval for the training was a demonstration of the governor’s interest in Manpower Development, Empowerment and Capacity-Building toward revolutionising the civil service.

  He commended the HOS for his courage and sense of responsibility toward betterment of the workers in the state.

  “We are here to celebrate because you did the needful and secured approval from the governor for our officers to be trained.”

Nwoye lauded the Director Training for working hard with the HOS in making presentations to the governor for the officers.

  He, then, enjoined them to put in their best and work hard at all times for accelerated output.

  “You are expected to change your attitude to work, bearing in mind that workers are wheels that propel the economy.”

  Mrs Juliana Morah, one of the participants from Anambra State Universal Basic Education Board (ASUBEB), assured of their preparedness to improve on their capacity in the discharge of their duties with the knowledge they had acquired.

  Mrs Josephine Okolo, another participant said she was elated at the opportunity given to them to improve on their knowledge and expand their scope.

  “I thank the governor for making our dreams come true.”

  Mrs Ann Okeke from Ministry of Health who is also a participant urged that the exercise be a continuous affair.

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