Sat. Jun 22nd, 2024


The Abia State Head of Service, Mrs Ngozi Obioma (Ph.D) has said that workshop  themed “Leading The Current Civil/Public Service: Rethinking & Rejigging Leadership capabilities, skills & styles”, organized for the State Permanent Secretaries was intended to enhance quality service delivery for the public and clients of the State government.

Speaking at the Michael Okpara auditorium, Umuahia on Thursday during a leadership workshop for the Permanent Secretaries, Mrs Obioma also said that the workshop would reduce chaotic relationship between the Permanent Secretaries and the workers in their ministries and departments.

Mrs Obioma expressed a positive mindset that when the Permanent Secretaries religiously applied the best knowledge and skills in leadership impacted on them in the workshop which was organized by her office, that they would produce the positive results for Abia State as well as contribute to the ongoing transformational strides of Governor Alex Otti in the State.

Her words, “We expect that there will be re-orientation of service, chaotic relationship will reduce, empathy will be shown in service in their domain based on what they have learnt”.

She therefore charged the Permanent Secretaries to utilize the gains of the leadership workshop to achieve quality service delivery in their various offices and assignments.

The Permanent Secretaries who were  trained on driving new governance agenda and changes in Abia State as well as rethinking and rejigging leadership capabilities and skills, expressed gratitude to the Head of Service and Governor Alex Otti for making the workshop possible, promising to hit the ground running with all they learnt.

The Permanent Secretaries were trained by experts who include: Engr Sylvester Chiemeka, Independent Certified Speaker, Coach and Trainer, Pastor Enyinna Iheanyi, retired Permanent Secretary, Professor  Osorochi Obi, the HoD Psychology and Counseling, MOUAU and Mr Charles Obochi, the Executive Director of Global  Management Resource Centre Ltd Abuja.

Lectures on Understanding the concepts, principles and best practices in leadership and management; Exploring leadership changes and prospects, team leadership and 21st century skills & competence were delivered by the resource persons during the workshop.

The office of the Head of Service  also organized a one-day workshop for Directors and Heads of Department in the State civil/public service on Friday.


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