With the knowledge that developing economies like Nigeria and states in the country have not ploughed consummate investment into human capital development, a Lagos-based training firm, Leverage Business Academy (LBA), has scored Akwa Ibom government high in manpower development and capacity building.
The commendation was given by resource persons from the LBA, Lagos, while presenting lectures during a two- day workshop for top civil servants on emotional intelligence and attitudinal management.
At the workshop which took place at Breakforth Hotels and Suites, House of Assembly Road, Uyo, the resource persons, Uloma Umano, who lectured on Team Building and Orji Udemezue whose discourse was on Emotional Intelligence, emphasized that for effective service delivery by corporate organisations and government’s ministries, departments and agencies, (MDAs), employees must be exposed to consummate training exercises.
Reiterating that such trainings must be carried out in line with the visions and goals of the establishments, the resource persons commended the Gov Udom Emmanuel-led administration for placing priority on the training needs of its workforce as demonstrated by the just concluded workshop for top civil servants across all MDAs in the state.
The resource persons who took time out to appraise the structures dotting the landscape of Akwa Ibom as well as the programmes earmarked for the people of the state, said they can best be maintained and achieved by capable manpower through effective training and re-training exercises.
Participants were taken through topical discourse such as: Leadership Development, Handling Complaints, Power of Habits and Conflicts Resolution by other erudite lecturers including: Solomon Avbioroko and Fola Adelesi.
Participants at the two days programme, who were mostly directors and deputy directors in the different MDAs in the state appreciated the Gov Udom Emmanuel-led administration for the numerous training programmes sponsored for civil servants toward building the capacity of workers for enhanced performance and maximum productivity.
As deduced from the lectures, successful leadership revolves round emotional intelligence and attitudinal management for effective service delivery.
The lecturers called on top civil servants to recognise, understand and manage their emotions while also gearing efforts to recognise, understand and influence the emotions of others for a good leader/associates relationship.
Among the directors that attended the training programme included: directors in the Ministry of Information and Strategy, director of information, Mrs Blessing Urua, director of public relations, Mrs Grace Akpan, director of administration, Mrs Tiuba Nduonofit and director of accounts, Mrs Stella Akpanek.
Others are: Veronica Ekwere and Esther Ekutumoh from the Ministry of Education, Esther Udosen (youth and sports), Dr Teddy Essien (agriculture); Victor Umiom (bureau of political and legislative affairs) and Idongesit Asuquo, ministry of health, among others.
The two days seminar featured brain teazers, interactive sessions and listening skills and communication distortion presentations by participants.