By Hassan Zaggi
The Staff of the Federal Character Commission (FCC) have been charged to renew their commitment and zeal in the service of the Commission and the country at large.
The acting Chairman of the Commission Amb.AbdullahiShinkafi gave the charge while declaring open a one-day training with the theme: ‘Ethics and work habit in service’, for staff of the commission in Keffi, Nasarawa State.
Staff of the Commission drawn from the North Central Geo-Political zone including Nasarawa, Plateau, Kogi, Kwara, Niger, Benue states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, attended the training.
The Acting Chairman noted that the training was apt as, according to him, it would give staff of the Commission a broader understanding and a robust consciousness of work ethics in order to satisfy stakeholders.
He further called on the participants to take the training serious so as to gain useful knowledge that will be of immense help to them in their daily work and career progression in the public service.
“The theme of this training is apt considering the hues and cries of the public of alleged service failure in some public institutions and the fact that the attitudes of public servants in the discharge of their responsibilities to the public have been called to question in some cases.
“Doubtless to say that for majority of you, this function and assignment in the Commission may be foundational. It is therefore expected that you need a solid foundation in establishing an effective working and ethical culture which is necessary for your career progression in the public service,” he reiterated.
According to Amb.Shinkafi, one of the goals of the FCC to unify the collective aspirations of Nigerians in the areas of manpower distribution, socio economic amenities and infrastructure spread necessitated the training which is aimed at equipping staff of the commission with the required work ethics to meet the set goals.
“The very sensitive nature of this mandate requires a robust consciousness of work ethics in order to satisfy our stakeholders.
“I charge you all to renew your zeal and commitment with a strong will to serve the commission and Nigeria in general.
“I also charge you to use this opportunity wisely and also cascade the knowledge you will gain from this training to other staff in your various states,” he said.
Responding to questions from The AUTHORITY, a cross of participants at the training applauded the management of FCC for putting together the training, describing it as timely.
A staff of the FCC from Kogi State, MrOjomi Justice, commended the management of the commission for making training of the staff a priority early in the year despite its lean resources.
The training, he noted, would go a long way in helping the staff carry out their duties professionally in order to achieve the mandate of the organisation.