Forty Junior officers in the Ekiti State Civil Service have been registered for the remedial programme of the National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB) to improve their career development.
The remedial programme, sponsored by the Wife of the Governor, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, will allow the junior workers selected from all ministries, departments, and agencies to undergo three-month training and sit for the NABTEB examination in May/June.
Erelu Fayemi, who flagged off the programme at the conference hall of Adunni Olayinka Women Centre in Ado-Ekiti on Tuesday, urged the government to invest more in workers’ capacity building in the public service in order to facilitate the development of the country.
She urged the workers to see the training as an opportunity to reshape their future and become leaders in their respective workspace.
“As a State we dont have oil or gas but we have people. People are greater resources, and to harvest that is to invest in them we are allowing them to shape the future,” she said.
The First Lady also thanked the Head of Service, Mrs Peju Babafemi, for her ingenuity and love for developing Ekiti State Civil Service under her leadership.
She explained that the idea for the programme emanated from the HOS and the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Biodun Oyebanji, who keyed into it to sponsor the selected candidates.
In her remarks, Mrs Babafemi, said the programme demonstrates the interest of Governor Kayode Fayemi in the capacity building of public workers.
She maintained that the programme is in line with the Beijing Platform for Action (1995) submission, which recommended managerial, entrepreneurial, and technical and leadership training for women.
One of the beneficiaries, Mrs Babalola Olufunmi thanked the Governor’s Wife for restoring their hope and promised to make the best use of the opportunity given.
Present at the event were Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Dr Bimpe Aderiye; Commissioner for Environment, Barr. Iyabo Okieman; Senior Special Adviser on Labour, Chief Oluyele Esan; Chairman, Trade Union Congress, Ekiti State, Comrade Shola Adigun; Member House of Assembly Service Commission, Hon Fola- Richie Adewusi; Permanent Secretaries, Directors and top government officers.