Staff Development, Essential for Organizational Development – Umakhihe

Federal Government of Nigeria

The Permanent Secretary (Budget and Planning), Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mr. Ernest Umakhihe, has underscored the importance of building staff capacities in Organisations, saying it is essential towards the actualization of organizational goals.

Represented by the Director Human Resources, Mr. Lanre Adekoya, during the closing ceremony of the stream 1 workshop titled “Succession Planning and Mentoring” organized for Senior Management Staff, comprising of Staff on Grade levels 14 -17, at the Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Mr. Umakhihe, said that the Ministry places high premium on capacity building, explaining that the Ministry will leave no stone un-turned, at ensuring that it develops the requisite skills needed by Staff, to deliver on their jobs.

He identified the absence of deliberate Succession Planning and Mentoring Strategies as a major challenge affecting consistency in organizations’ ability to deliver on their mandates.

The Permanent Secretary therefore, urged the participants to ensure the proper utilization of the Knowledge acquired during the workshop to impact on their jobs. He further commended the Management of Nasarawa State University for the quality of material as well as, providing a conducive environment for the workshop.

The Deputy Vice Chancellor, Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Prof. Akinyemi, thanked the management of the Ministry for choosing the University to facilitate the workshop, adding that the University looked forward to more collaboration with the Ministry in future.

Participants expressed satisfaction with the choice of theme and quality of the presentations at the workshop and commended the Permanent Secretary for organizing the workshop.

A similar workshop is also being organized for staff on grade levels 06-13 as well as other staff on the technical cadre. The series of training are deliberate actions being taken by the Ministry to improve the ability of staff
to deliver on it’s mandate. The workshops for the junior and middle level officers are being facilitated by the Center for Management Development (CMD) at the Grace Hill Hotel, Nasarawa State.

The training will last for a week.

For Director
Information (MBNP)
November 1st, 2019.