Borno Government has organised training on productivity and good governance for top civil servants in the state.
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the two-day programme in Maiduguri on Tuesday, the State Head of Service, Mr Simon Malgwi, said the training would enhance their productivity for effective service delivery.
Malgwi said the training would cover the thematic areas of leadership and good governance, human resources management, public works ethics and attitudinal change and productivity.
Malgwi said that the training of workers approved by the Gov. Babagana Zulum administration in 2020 was slowed down by COVID-19 pandemic, adding that the administration hoped to train 1000 personnel this year.
He urged civil servants to take advantage of modern technology to improve themselves for better and quality service delivery.
“Today we have commenced the training with 150 Ministerial
Secretaries and Directors; next week we will also conduct
another training for 200 officers on grade levels 08/13.
“This will be followed by the training of 60 store officers and related cadres in all the MDAs.
“We hope to crown up the first phase of these trainings with a retreat for Permanent Secretaries in Abuja, specifically on public procurement and contract management.
‘It is therefore pertinent that even as government is recruiting
new employees in critical sectors like education, health and administration, we must ensure that those still in service are well and properly trained for quality service delivery,” Malgwi added.
The head of service who raised concern over growing number of people retiring from the civil service, said currently the state government had over 16,000 staff.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Scieman Consultant, handling the training, Mr Wakil Abbas, said the workshop was timely at this critical time that the state was in dire need of trained workforce for effective implementation of development plans.