BENIN CITY – The Edo State Head of Service, Mr. Igbaekemen Jerry Obazele has assured all categories of workers in the employment of the state, that the government will ensure that necessary machinery are set in motion to create a conducive environment to foster capacity building.
He made this assertion when the new Exco of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria, Edo State Branch led by its chairman, Ms Osayuware Idahosa paid a courtesy call on him in his office.
The Head of Service disclosed that as part of its avowed policy in motivating the staff, the state government has in the past assisted professionals members to attend conferences, seminars and workshop with the fees paid.  In his words “the state government has never shied away from assisting the Institute and will continue to do so”.
He advised the Institute to ensure that members are duly registered, adding that such process will eliminate or reduce the incidence of quacks which he regretted has become the bane of many professional bodies.
In addition to eliminating the incidence of quacks in the system, he stated that the registration will assist the Institute discipline, conduct and regulate the activities of its members.
Mr. Obazele praised the efforts of the Institute thus far, saying that most members are torch bearers as they have added value to the workings of the state civil service.
The Head of Service promised to assist the Institute within the available resources of Government and expressed his desire to attend the Annual Conference and Public Lecture of the Institute slated for next May.
Mr. Obazele pledged on behalf of Governor Adams Aliu Oshiomhole Government cooperation with the Institute in the training and retraining of its workforce to enable them stand out.
The new Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management, Edo State Branch, Ms Osayuware Idahosa informed the Head of Service that Governor’s office is a corporate member of the Institute.
The Chairman, Ms Osayuware Idahosa told the HOS of the resolution of the national body of the Institute to commence the registration of members.  The exercise she stated is to checkmate the engagement of “all-comers” in the profession.
Ms Idahosa urged the State Government to partner with the Institute in its training programs for Civil Servants assuring that the Institute has capable hands as facilitators.
She invited the HOS to be the special guest of Honour in their 2015 Public Lecture, why also soliciting for financial assistance for the institute.