EMEMOBONG UPS THE ANTE
…Trains Staff At ASCON, Badagry
The current boom in the training of staff of Ministry of Information and Strategy under the watch of Comrade Ini Ememobong has taken an upward dimension, with the training of Information Officers at the prestigious Administrative Staff College of Nigeria, ASCON, Topo, Badagry.
Excited at the recent development, Information Officers have continued to pour encomium on the State Information helmsman, Comrade Ini Ememobong for bringing ASCON training to them, which hitherto was an exclusive preserve of Administrative Officers in the State government employ.
Commenting on the latest training of five Information Officers on “Effective Succession Planning in Management and Administration”, the Information Officer with the Civil Service Commission, Mrs. Ime Udokpan, concoured that, hitherto, training at ASCON was exclusively targeted at Administrative Officers selected by the office of the Head of Civil Service to the envy of other cadre of government employees.
She therefore expressed deep happiness at the turn of events and thanked, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Comrade Ini Ememobong for strategic push of Information Officers to update their skills and knowledge at the college.
While thanking the State Government and in particular the management of Ministry of Information and Strategy for the training sponsorship, one of the participants, an Assistant Director of Information and Zonal Director in-charge of Eket zone of the Ministry, Mr. Uwem Ben, described Comrade Ini Ememobong as a valuable asset to the Ministry, the Information sector and indeed, the entire people of Akwa Ibom State.
Mr Uwem Ben recounted that the training programme which featured lectures on relevant areas of Succession Planning in government and private organizations, also offered the participants, the opportunity to see the rich cultural heritage of Badagry and its significance in the history of Nigeria.
He added that Information Officers have never had it so good, especially in the areas of training and re-training in various fields, which Comrade Ini Ememobong has exposed them to since his assumption of office as the Commissioner for Information and Strategy.
While receiving the ASCON Trainee Ambassadors at his Emmanuel’s Court Shelter Afrique residence, the Information Commissioner said, more batches of Information Officers will be sent on training at ASCON depending on availability of resources and congratulated the first batch of Trainees for the successful completion of the week-long programme.
Ememobong said, the training was part of measures towards keying into the human capacity development-drive of the Akwa Ibom State Government, for improved staff performance adding that, the training of Civil Servants will continue to be accorded priority by government.
It could be recalled that, under the watch of Comrade Ini Ememobong, staff of the Ministry of Information and Strategy have undergone various specialised trainings in Sign and Chinese language as well as professional and Leadership trainings within and outside the Country including the multi-faced human capacity building training at Dubai in the United Arab Emirate, UAE.
At ASCON, the Akwa Ibom State team exhibited the rich cultural heritage of the people as well as the humongous development strides of the Governor Udom Emmanuel-led government to the management of the institution, through the publications of the Ministry- ” Explore Akwa Ibom” and “Wetin Udom don do”.
Amongst the participants at the week-long training included: an Assistant Director of Information and Zonal Director of Uyo Zone of the Ministry, Inibeghe Etuk, Information Officer, Internal Revenue Service, Mr. Nsikan Essien and Information Officer, Office of the State Accountant-General, Mrs. Daye-Abasi Godsien.