Governor Alex Otti of Abia, on Sunday, announced the end of a two-day Executive Retreat for recently appointed Permanent Secretaries in the state.
Making this known on his social media pages, the governor said the retreat catalysed competencies, fostered collaboration, and ignited essential reforms within the state’s civil service sector.
Addressing participants during the retreat, Governor Otti stressed the pivotal role of the officials in meeting the lofty aspirations of Abia’s populace.
Emphasising the need for cohesive work dynamics, Otti called for seamless collaboration between Commissioners, government appointees, and their teams within the Ministry.
He said such collaboration would optimise workforce potential, foster increased productivity and bolster service delivery.
”It is my pleasure to inform you of the successful completion of the two-day Executive Retreat for the newly appointed Permanent Secretaries in Abia State.
”The retreat was a productive and instructive experience, where I tasked them to enhance their competencies, foster effective collaboration, and spearhead the reform of the civil service.
”I emphasised the high aspirations of Abia people and the imperative to establish a smooth work environment between the Commissioners, other government appointees, and their staff in the Ministry.
”I also encouraged them to conduct a thorough assessment of the people they work with and deploy the most suitable personnel for the appropriate roles.
”I congratulate the new Head of Service and the Permanent Secretaries, and I counsel them to be diligent and accountable in their work. We will not condone any underperformance or dishonesty from them.
”I have faith in them, and I anticipate them to achieve the best outcomes for Abia State.”