Delta State Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu, has charged workers to reciprocate government’s investment in them through commitment to providing greater productivity.
Aniagwu gave the charge in Asaba at an induction workshop held for deployed officers from Asaba International Airport to the Ministry of Information.
The commissioner, who was represented at the ceremony by the Functioning Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Mr Lucky Omokri, said that the government would be committed to more training when workers put to judicious use knowledge acquired in previous trainings.
He said that the induction organised for the staff had made it expedient for them to live above excuses, saying that they had been given basic understanding that would guide their career as both civil servants and journalists.
The information commissioner reiterated his commitment to rewarding hardworking staff.
Earlier, the State Director of Information, Mrs Theresa Oliko, in an address of welcome, said that the workshop was in keeping with the tradition of formally inducting officers into the tenets of the work-environment as civil servants.
The director expressed appreciation to the commissioner for making the event possible and for his disposition to local and national training and retraining of officers in the ministry.
The benefitting officers, 10 in all, were exposed to topics such as understanding of the civil service rules and how to write memo and submission; how to write news and feature, as well as press relation, event moderation and protocol.
They were also exposed to basics in English language and computer appreciation, as well as online publishing.