Niger state government has pledged to continue the training and retraining of public and political appointees in order to achieve its developmental objectives for the state.
Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger disclosed this at two-day retreat on capacity building for members of the newly sworn in State Executive Council and top government functionaries.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the retreat has the theme “The Executive Orientation Programme: Governance Administrative Relationship and Strategic Communication.’’
“You may wish to note that in governance, government largely relies on the Executive Council and its ability to deliver on policy formulations, implementation and monitoring.
“The commissioners and other members of the council need to be given requisite training and exposure for them to function optimally in executing council decisions in their various ministries.
“As commissioners, you have a very critical role to play in leading the civil servants in your ministry and other agencies towards achieving the set objectives,” he said.
Earlier, Alhaji Mohammed Lapai, Chief Consultant of the training firm, MBS Aminato Investment Ltd, said that the training would educate participants on the responsibilities of the executive and the legislature.
He said that participants would also benefit from lectures on the internal working mechanism within the structure of government entity.
Also, the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Isah Ladan, urged the participants to use the training to achieve the administrations commitment of laying a solid foundation for good governance in the state.
He said that the training would pave the way for better working relationships between the executive and legislative arms óf government as well as among different Ministries, Department and Agencies. (NAN)