Governor Abdulahi Sule of Nasarawa state, on Tuesday (September 10, 2019) launched a five-day Basic Business Training (BBT) workshop for 1000 retirees in the Local Government and Development Areas of the State.
The training, taking place in Nasarawa State University, Keffi, was organized by the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) and is aimed at inducting retirees across the State who are about to exit from active service to be gainfully employed.
Addressing the participants, the Governor thanked the NDE for conceiving such idea and choosing a theme which he said was in line with the policies and objective of his administration aimed at creating job opportunities not only for the retirees, but for all the unemployed citizens of the State.
“The workshop is therefore, timely, germane and certainly the first of its kind since the creation of the State.
“The tremendous benefits to be derived by the participants are enormous which will make the life of the would-be retirees productive after their service.
“Let me state that this initiative of the Training Workshop is also in tandem with our objectives geared towards wealth creation, employment generation and economic empowerment”, he stated
He added that his administration has resolved and would continue to synergize with appropriate institutions in order to create jobs through capacity building, vocational and skill acquisition programmes for the retirees and other segment of the society.
He then called on the participants to take full advantage of the training workshop to derive optimum benefits for the progress and development of State and be good ambassadors of their respective Local Government and Development Areas.
He maintained: “I implore you to impart the lessons learnt and other techniques to your subordinates who have a long way to go in the service of our State.
“I charge you to deliberately engage your subordinate officers who will take over from you after you might have retired from service with moral values, good work ethics and other rudiments of service so that your exit will not create any vacuum.”
Earlier, Mr Sani Bawa, the Chairman, Local Government Civil Service Commission, commended the Governor for approving the workshop.
He said that the training was to impact positive knowledge on the participants in order to enable them to be productive after active service in the State.