Gombe Govt. to Train, Retrain Civil Servants’
In an effort to ensure the sustainability of the interventions and technical support being provided by the USAID-funded State2State Activity in Gombe, the State government has been advised to invest heavily in capacity building and the development of civil servants.
The Capacity Building Advisor of the USAID State2State Activity, Ms. Murna Ezra, gave the advice at the three-day Work Plan Consultative Retreat organised by the State2State Activity, Gombe Field Office, being held in Bauchi.
In a paper presentation titled “Capacity Building Approach for Year 4”.
Ms. Ezra said the state government has a responsibility to ensure the training and retraining of civil servants so they can face evolving challenges head-on and achieve global best practises.
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She advised that a short-form questionnaire be developed and distributed to staff to indicate the areas they want to be trained in so that their capacity would be built based on areas of need.
In separate responses, the participants agreed to the submission by the Capacity Building Specialist and assured to cascade the knowledge they acquire during various trainings to their subordinates for enhanced service delivery.
The Director, Planning, Research, and Statistics, Gombe State Ministry of Health, Dr. Suraj Abdulkarim, who noted that the state had provisions for staff capacity building and development but were not fully utilised, emphasised the need to tap resources from such provisions for effective improvement in the state civil service.
In his submission, the Executive Chairman of the State Fiscal Responsibility Commission, Abubakar Inuwa Tata, stressed that cascading knowledge from trainings attended was vital to the subordinates. He, however, called on the facilitators to share the workshop materials with the participants so as to make references where needed.
State2State Activity is a USAID-funded programme being implemented in six Nigerian states: Adamawa, Akwa Ibom, Bauchi, Ebonyi, Gombe, andSokoto,o with a focus on three thematic areas of Health Education and Water, sanitation, and Hygiene.