Workers in the Ogun State Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment have been charged to sharpen their skills and widen their scope of knowledge so as to improve their productivity.
The Commissioner in the Ministry, Mrs. Kikelomo Longe gave the charge during the closing ceremony of a 3-day intensive in-house training on “Speechwriting, Public Speaking Skills, Use of Grammar and Memo writing” held at the Ministry’s Conference Room, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
Longe called on the workers to strive for excellence by reading widely, improve their diction and accurately apply knowledge gained to address challenges which would ultimately help in the actualization of organizational goals as well as foster team harmony.
The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Mr. Olu. Ola. Aikulola said the training was organised to improve the performance and productivity of members of staff calling on them to make the best use of the knowledge gained to improve their contribution to the success of the Ministry and State.
Aikulola assured that the agency would continue to organise different programmes to bring about more human capital development among the workers adding that it would commence another monthly programme called “Industry Trade and Investment Speaking platform” to build on the gains of the 3-day training programme.
The Resource persons, Messrs. Tope Balogun and Adewole Dosunmu as well as Dr. Gbemisola Soyombo who trained the participants on “Speechwriting”, “Public Speaking Skills” and “Use of Grammar and Memo writing” respectively said participants must have a daily habit of learning and apply what is learnt to improve the society.
They called on the participants to avoid being ignorant of the latest trends and also ensure they plan and execute their communication messages appropriately to avoid any form of misinterpretation.
Speaking on behalf of other participants, Messrs. Oluwagbemiga Layode and Tolulope Adenuga lauded the initiative, described the training as revealing and enlightening asking that the programme be organised regularly.
Wale Osunbiyi & Ismail Oladipo,
Press Officers, Ministry of Industry, Trade & Investment