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Dr. Alex Otti who is the governor of Abia State, has charged the newly appointed Permanent Secretaries in the state to leverage the opportunities offered by the two-day Executive Retreat organised for them by the government to sharpen their skills in order to meet the requirements of their office.
Governor Otti gave the charge on Saturday at the ongoing retreat for the new Permanent Secretaries and Commissioners, held at PANYU Hotels, Aba.
He appealed to the Permanent Secretaries to maintain a good working relationship with their commissioners, as well as other stakeholders in government, for a virile civil service.
The governor said that expectations of Abia people are very high, hence the need for the Permanent Secretaries to get themselves ready for the task ahead.
‘The most important thing which is why this retreat became necessary is that you need to get your acts together and understand how to have a seamless work environment between the commissioners and other government appointees and your staff in the Ministry.
‘It becomes important that you also have a clear understanding on how to work and relate with others because you cannot do it alone.
‘In fact, a large chunk of the job is your relationship with those you meet in office, in the Ministry, in other Ministries in the government and every other person that has a role to play in government.’
In another report, Otti has pledged to put forces together with the leadership of Labour Party to ensure that the party wins the coming governorship election in Edo State.
The Governor was all praise for Mr. Julius Abure’s leadership yesterday when he paid a courtesy call at the Labour Party’s National Secretariat in Abuja. In addition, he credited his love for the people, hard work, and commitment for his achievements during the previous seven months as governor of Abia State.
While addressing the party’s National Working Committee, the governor said, “I want to thank you for holding the party for us, fighting on the side of the Party and protecting what we know today as the Labour Party.