Commission Emphasises Training Of LG Staff
The Chairman, Rivers State Local Government Service Commission, Chief Azubike Nmerukini has reiterated that the Commission will continue to train and retrain its workforce and update them with the current trends in the society for maximum performance.
Chief Nmerukini gave the assurance while declaring open a two-day workshop organized by the Commission in conjunction with Daatim Nigeria Limited with its theme, “Maximizing Social Intelligence and Diversity Management for Local Government Growth in Rivers State” held at the NULGE consulate in Port Harcourt on Tuesday.
He assured that the commission will continue such programme as knowledge acquired will help them perform better in their work places.
According to him, such training would make them understanding the current programmes and knowledge of things in their various places of work in the 23 Local Government Areas of the State. brainstorm from time to time.
The Chairman opined that the era when workshops were held at the various local government areas was over for some reasons, but have to bring resource persons to lecture them, adding that it is important to learn and improve themselves.
Nmerukini said although activities in the country are nothing to write horne about but hoped that they would survive as they put the knowledge acquired into practice while stressing the need for them to attend such programmes whenever they are called upon for addition knowledge and thank the Resource persons and others for the workshop.
In his lecture titled, “Introduction to Social Intelligence”, by an Associate Professor of Human Resources Management, Dr. Miebaka Tamunomiebi said socially intelligent person is one that possesses the ability to successfully build relationships and navigate social environments, pointing out that the importance of social intelligent could be attributed to the role played as they related with other and build relationships that impact lives especially at workplace.
Tamunomiebi who elaborately the importance of social intelligence and its components noted that processes would cease to function properly in their different Local Government Areas if people started them on the skills of addressing individual difference positively rather than avoiding and running away from people in their having issues while working with one another, stressing that it further enlightened workplace.
The University Don hoped that the workshop would be useful to them as it would develop them personally and undertake to be socially intelligent in a way that would aid their management of diversity, thereby leading to the growth of their Local Government Area.
In his paper titled, “Diversity Management: key to effectiveness in local government administration,” Dr. Justin Mgbechi Odinioha Gabriel hinted that no work place can possibly operate in a State of workforce homogeneity, because there are bounds to be difference and similarities amongst its workforce.
Gabriel said the paper is coined to discuss workplace diversity and its management for organizational effectiveness, pointing out that workplace diversity is key to organizational health depending on how it is managed, but when efforts are made to appreciate, understand, tolerate and accommodate one another in the workplace, team spirit will strive and the atmosphere of peace and harmony is equally gained.
He called on all organization to embrace workforce diversity to survive despite its complex issues and thanked all for the opportunity.
Other papers presented during the workshop include “Maximizing Social Intelligence and Diversity management for local government growth by Dr. S. P. Asawo and Personal assessment of emotional quotient by Dr. S. Lebura.