SMART Agenda: HOS Demands Greater Level Of Resourcefulness From Civil Servants

BY VINCENT ANIKWUSHE
THE Head of Delta State Civil Service (HOS), Sir Patrick Origho, has demanded a greater level of resourcefulness and managerial skills from civil servants in the state in order to drive the five point SMART agenda of the present administration.
Sir Origho stated this while declaring open a three-day training programme on “Establishment and Workforce Plan” for Directors in the office of the Head of Service, Establishment and Ministry of Economic Planning in Asaba.
The workshop was organised by the State Partnership for Accountability, Responsiveness and Capability (SPARC) in conjunction with the office of the Head of Service.
He said that the workshop was a further step in “our effort to bequeath a civil service populated by knowledgeable and skillful officers with the right talent performing relevant functions.
He posited that the process of recruitment and deployment in the public service had tended to create the possibility that square pegs might be placed in round holes especially where there is no knowledge based structure that articulates the personal needs of each Ministry, Department and Agency (MDAs), adding that this totally defeats the purpose of recruitment or deployment of officers.
The HOS urged the participants to take the training seriously, pointing out that they were expected to transfer the knowledge acquired to civil servants across the MDAs.
Sir Origho, who expressed confidence on the ability of the consultant to impact the required knowledge, skills and attitude on the participants, on behalf of the State Government, commended SPARC for their support, cooperation and positive response to the training needs of the civil service.
The consultant, Dr. Chris Ugwu, a retired Permanent Secretary, Enugu State Civil Service and Mrs. Uchenna Awa, a senior knowledge management officer, (SPARC) while underscoring the importance of training and retraining of Civil Servants, lectured the participants on the rudiments of “Establishment and Workforce Plan” among others.