Obiano to send four Exco members to Harvard, Civil servants to Lagos Business School reports that Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra state has announced that the State Government will sponsor two Commissioners and two Special Advisers to undertake Executive training at the Harvard Business School in America.

He announced this at the closing ceremony of the two-day Executive Council retreat held in Awka for members of the State Executive Council, Managing Directors of Agencies, Senior Political appointees and Permanent Secretaries.

Governor Obiano said this was a way of rewarding the officials for their excellent performance in his first term, and also for challenging and motivating other government officials and appointees to give their best in the second term of his administration.

Those that will be attending the training are Mr Obi Nwankwo (Commissioner for Public Utilities), Prof Kate Omenugha (Commissioner for Basic Education), Sir Melie Onyejepu (Special Adviser on Budget Monitoring and Implementation), and Ngozi Monica Okonkwo (Special Adviser on Efficiency, Training and Motivation.

As well, Permanent Secretaries in various Ministries and the Head of Service are to undertake a three week training at the Lagos Business School.

Similarly Heads of various Government Agencies are to go for a two week training at the same school.
Obiano reiterated that there is need for training and re-training of workers to equip them to be at par with their counterparts across the globe.

The Governor who maintained that the trainings which will be in batches will also include Directors who will be trained at ASCON, adding that it would be arranged in such a way that the beneficiaries will train others.

Governor Obiano directed the Head of Service to ensure effective supervision of various Ministries, Departments and Agencies to eliminate what he described as culture of impunity being exhibited by civil servants as he will start unannounced visits to various offices adding that whoever that is not in the office before eight o'clock in the morning, will be shown the way out.

He frowned at those who are in the habit of engaging in private businesses when they were supposed to be in office and expressed dismay over the dress code of some civil servants especially the women.

Others who spoke at the event including the Head of Service, Mr Harry Uduh, Commissioner designate for Local Arts, Culture and Tourism, Sally Mbanefo, the Secretary to the State Government, Professor Solo Chukwulobelu, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Anambra Broadcasting Service Mr Uche Nworah suggested ways of affecting positive change in various Ministries for efficiency.
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