BENIN CITY – Towards equipping confidential Secretaries in Edo State public service with modern management skills and tools that will enhance their effectiveness and efficiency, a one-day seminar has been organised by the office of the state Head of Service (HOS) in conjunction with a private consultancy firm.
Speaking at the occasion, the HOS, Mr. Igbaekemen Jerry Obazele noted that the effectiveness and efficiency of any staff is a function of the degree of knowledge at his/her disposal, hence the state government determination at ensuring that staff at all levels are equipped with relevant skill.
Represented by the Director of Training and Management Services, the HOS said the choice of the firm was in view of its practical experience in secretarial duties.
He commended the state government for giving priority to training and re-training of staff and making it a cardinal programme of the administration.
The HOS commended the state government over the prompt payment of staff salary and allowances to deserving workers, while urging workers, on their part to discharge their duties with utmost loyalty.
He thanked workers (in the employment of the state government for the prevailing industrial peace in the state, while sueing for the sustenance.
Mr. Obazele used the occasion to remind staff of the need to conduct themselves in civil service manner, as any act of misbehaviour could attract sanction.
In their various lectures, the resource persons, Mr. Erhabor Efe, Elder Ehighalua E.E. and Pastor Austine A. Eronmosele who dwelt extensively on their papers titled, “Duties And Roles of A Confidential Secretary”. Effective Service Delivery In Public Service” and “Interpersonal Relationship In Organizational Setting” respectively, harped on attitudinal change and ways to enhance performance at work.
Speaking on behalf of participants, Mrs. Rose Obayuwana appreciated the HOS and other stakeholders for giving attention to the training and retraining of personnel at the state civil service and hoped that participant would be reformed to put up superlative services at the end of the seminar.
The theme of the seminar was “Modern Management Tools And Skills for Secretaries in Edo State Public Service.