The Akwa Ibom government, through the Ministry of Information and Strategy in conjunction with PrimeHired HR Limited, a human resources development firm, has organised training on staff productivity, stress management and personal effectiveness for all government information officers and other cadre officers in the state.
Speaking at the event, which took place at Eemjm Hotel, Uyo, the commissioner for information and strategy, Comrade Ini Ememobong, said the training was packaged to promote the sustenance of a healthy and productive workforce.
Ememobong further explained that the exercise was aimed at translating Governor Emmanuel’s vision of building a viral workforce for Akwa Ibom through human capacity development, a crucial component of his Completion Agenda for the state.
According to the permanent secretary, Ministry of Information and Strategy, Akparawa James Edet, the session was meant to impact the right knowledge, skills as well as attitude that would help staff perform optimally in their different schedules of duty, and by extension, improve on the overall output of the Service.
On the part of the participants, some of their expectations to learn new ways of enhancing their leadership skills, productivity and creativity level were met in the course of the interactive sessions.
For others, the additional knowledge garnered was awesome, as the training will cause a lot of positive impact on their performance, thus increasing general productivity.
They expressed satisfaction with the quality of teaching received from different resource persons at the training, including the knowledge of stress triggers, its implication on the human body, as well as effective ways of managing stress condition, through a lecture delivered by Dr. Godwin Eniekop, a mental health specialist with the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital.
The training modules for the officers centred on Productivity Management, Stress Management for Employee Wellness, Leadership, Managerial Skills and Soft Skill Development.
The event also featured the celebration and reward of 86 staff of the Ministry who were recently promoted to different Grade Levels in the state civil service.