- The NGF has organised induction for incoming governors between April 28 and May 2
- The initiative is aimed at supporting incoming governors to develop key governance and management skills
- The programme would feature plenary presentations and discussions by key stakeholders with diverse experiences
The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) secretariat says it has concluded arrangements for an induction programme for newly-elected and returning governors.
In a statement issued by Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo, head, media and public affairs, NGF said the induction programme would hold between April 28 and May 2.
Bello-Barkindo said that the initiative was aimed at supporting incoming governors to develop key governance and management skills that would enable them transition from campaigning to managing the processes of governance. A similar induction took place in 2011.
He said that the objectives of the induction also included preparing the governors for the task of building bridges for effective leadership.
“Deepening the knowledge and skills of governors on the principles of governance and shaping their disposition and outlook to aligning with their work and motivation levels.
“Creating a platform that will enable governors to fully understand the philosophies, responsibilities, organisation, and cultural values, along with key processes of governance.
“Creating an opportunity for peer learning, promotion of global best practices and networking with national and global leaders.
“Exposing governors to relevant contemporary national priorities in critical sectors of the economy and driving consensus on opportunities to achieving desired outcomes,” he said.
Bello-Barkindo said that the programme, expected to be multilayered and interactive, would feature plenary presentations and discussions by key stakeholders with diverse experiences.
“This is aimed at generating conversation among the newly elected governors, respected national and international leaders, heads of national institutions and development partners, among others,” the spokesman said.
According to him, others expected to participate in the programme include current and past governors of Nigeria and the U.S., in order to afford participants to network with national and global leaders.
“It is expected that all the governors, at the end of their induction, will have their knowledge and skills honed on the nuances of governance to better equip them to hit the ground running.
“All governors would have established relationships with national and global leaders and have a better understanding of the tools and opportunities available to achieving their vision and their priorities,” he said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state declared that 95 per cent of states in the country cannot pay the proposed N30,000 minimum wage to workers.
Legit.ng reported that Umahi, who is the chairman of the southeast governors forum, said this in Abakalili on Wednesday, April 17, while inaugurating a 36-member fact-finding committee to ascertain the mode of workers’ promotion arrears payment in states across the six geo-political zones of the states.
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