Akwa Ibom State government establishments are to key into the Human Capacity Development-drive of Governor Udom Emmanuel’s Eight Point Completion Agenda.
The Head of Civil Service, Elder Effiong Essien stated this on Saturday, September 14, while addressing workers at the end of the September edition of “Jogging to Serve Better” exercise organized by his office for public Officers in the state government employ.
Elder Effiong Essien said Governor Udom Emmanuel accords priority to Human Capacity Development, the reason it is one of the cardinal planks of the 8 Point Completion Agenda of the Governor, and urged all MDAs to fashion out programmes targeted at capacity development of their workforce.
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He stressed the importance of human capacity building for enhanced performance, noting that the theme of the recently concluded Education Summit, “Human Capacity Development for the transformation of Persons and Society” underscored the necessity of human capacity development at all spheres of government with the civil Service as an integral part.
Mr Essien announced that his Office was planning on programmes toward human capacity development and will soon make open the packages to government workers.
He expressed appreciation to all who turned up for the exercise particularly the Chairman, Committee of the jog exercise reorganization – the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Dr. Markson for the initiatives introduced into the keep fit exercise in making it an all-inclusive participatory activity with the high, medium and low-tech drilling.
Almost all Permanent Secretaries in the state attended the jog exercise including the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information, Mr. Inyang Jameson and Permanent secretary, Women Affairs, Mrs. Margaret Edem, who took the closing prayers, among others.