CONTINUOUS training is compulsory for chief executives and heads of government agencies to equip them for optimal performance and efficiency, the Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris has said.
According to a statement by the Director Information, Press and Public Relations at the office of the AGF, Henshaw Ogubike, Idris bared his mind after receiving a certificate and plaque of participation in the mandatory training programme for chief executive officers of Federal Government parastatals and agencies at the Administrative Staff College of Nigeria (ASCON), Lagos.
Idris was said to have opined that strategic management training remained important for heads of agencies especially at present when professionalism, expertise and increased efficiency are needed to drive the country’s economy to the desired height.
The AGF while commending the Administrative Staff College of Nigeria (ASCON) for the initiative, noted that the knowledge he and other heads of agencies gained at the training had introduced them to new management ideas and equipped them further for effective management of their respective agencies.
The two-week mandatory training programme was designed to sharpen the skills of the chief executives and heads of government agencies in public administration, strategic management, and leadership, public financial management, strategic human resources management, government rules, regulations and laws as well as strategic communication.
The Director of Studies of the institution, Alhaji Liman Tijjani, presented the certificate and plaque to the Accountant General of the Federation on behalf of the Director-General, Mrs. Cecilia Umaru Gayya.