As part of measures aimed at enhancing the productivity of its staff, the Public Enlightenment Department of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) recently organised a 2-day refresher training for its staff.
The training, which was held at the Anti-Corruption Academy of Nigeria (ACAN) from 4th to 5th of December, 2017, had in attendance 42 officers drawn from ICPC headquarters, zonal and state offices.
During the opening ceremony of the training, the Provost of ACAN, Professor Sola Akinrinade commended the Department for the specialised training and said the department was on the right track because he believed that the performance of staff would improve significantly after the training. He said ACAN was in support of the training and wished the participants’ successful sessions.
Also speaking at the occasion, the Head of Public Enlightenment, Mrs. Rasheedat Okoduwa, mni, said the training was organised with the purpose of enhancing staff productivity so that the department could deliver on its responsibility of maintaining a favourable image for the Commission in the eyes of its publics.
Mrs. Okoduwa added that the training was also aimed at triggering the creativity of staff of the department in order to make them more innovative in the Commission’s campaign against corruption, and also build team spirit among them.
While making her presentation titled “Television Presentation Techniques”, Mrs. Ivy Clem, an Abuja-based Communications expert said the objective of her presentation was to ensure that participants would be able to project themselves properly, speak with authority and confidence when making presentations.
During his own presentation titled: “Features and News Writing Techniques”, Mr. Yusuf Alli, the Managing Editor, Northern Operations of The Nation Newspaper, said a good media manager should be abreast of happenings around him and also strive to learn new things daily.
Mrs. Okoduwa used the opportunity to acquaint all members of staff with the Operational Manual of the department in order to improve their effectiveness. She also gave staff, particularly those in the state and zonal offices the opportunity to explain the challenges faced by them in the course of their duties, and promised to address them.
She was also delighted with the various presentations made by staff at the end of the training to showcase their creativity. She urged them to continually make use of what they had learnt in the performance of their duties.