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Engineers need regular training for productivity – Works Commissioner



ANAMBRA State Commissioner for Works, Ifeanyi Okoma, has said that continuous training will help to improve the productivity of the engineers.

  Okoma stated this during the last day of a three-week capacity building training workshop, organised by the State Ministry of Works in collaboration with Bureau of Public Procurement, held at Staff Development Centre, Awka.

  Okoma said the training was necessary to ensure that they are kept abreast of more knowledge and ideas on how to make designs for roads and infrastructure of any kind, instead of government spending exorbitantly on consultants, whereas the ministry has adequate manpower.

  According to Okoma, the ministry has about 45 to 50 engineers, and they should be acquitted with new technology as to be active to be of value to the state government”.

  He however, urged participants to see the training as an opportunity to key into being productive, and the need to add great value to the input of the state.

  The State Head of Service, Theodora Igwegbe, who was represented by Head of Department, Library Service, Chinonso Stella Odume,  commended the state government  for showing interest in the welfare of civil servant in the state , expressing hope that the training have bright future under the administration, and assured that they will contribute their quota in the transformation agenda of the government.

  The coordinator and facilitator of the training, Prince Godspower Ikechukwu, expressed that the training is a great one of its kind. “It will help the engineers to undertake the jobs that are sourced and contracted to consultant at a very exorbitant rate”.

  He further explained that “with what they have learnt from the training, we are sure that the engineers are in better position to carry out designs of any kind and turn around the state’s fortune, by helping the state to cut cost associated with the consultant services and free resources for other developmental project within the state.

  The Managing Director of Bureau of Public Procurement, Mr. Okey Ezeobi, represented by Uche Akanegbu, tasked the participants to utilise the opportunities garnered from the training to carry out their jobs effectively while calling for extension of such training to staff in various Ministries.

  Some of the participants, Chidi Matthew Obiudu, Augustine Anadozie, appreciated the state government for their disruptive change towards their ministry.  According to them, such training has never been organised for a long time.

  They assured the state government of their maximum readiness towards the development of the state through what they have acquired from the training.

  The staff were trained on Autocad 3D Civil, CSC Orion, Concrete designs and Google Earth among others.

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