By: Prudence Okonna

In order to officially introduce the basic tenets of public service and improve the capacity of members of staff, the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) through the Department of Human Resource Management (DHRM) has conducted an induction training for 200 newly recruited staff.

The training currently ongoing at the FCT Training Center, Internal Revenue Office, Gudu District, Abuja, has newly employed staff that cut across various cadres and grade levels from different Secretariats, Departments, and Agencies of the FCTA employed from 2018 till date.

The Director Department of Human Resource Management, Bashir Muhammad in his welcome address during the opening ceremony of the induction training said the essence of the exercise is to formally introduce the new staff to the rudiments of Public Service.

Muhammad added that the Administration hopes that the knowledge acquired during the training will spur the trainees to higher productivity in the course of service delivery to the Administration.

The Director emphasized that despite the scarcity of funds and apparent budgetary challenges; the training was still approved based on its importance and long-term benefits to participants and the Administration at large.

He noted that the facilitators of the training are highly experienced officers of sufficient seniority to take topics that are rich in content and relevant to the schedules of the trainees that cut across the SDAs.
Muhammad, therefore, called on all trainees to maximize the opportunity afforded them through the training to build synergy as they grow in service of the FCT Administration.

His words ‘’I personally urge you to freely interact amongst yourselves and leverage on this rare opportunity by building a network of cooperation and synergy as you grow in the service of FCT Administration’’.

The training programme includes a variety of topics such as Schemes of Service, Administrative Communication, Public Service Rules, and Financial Regulations was scheduled to hold in two streams of 100 officers per batch for five days to effectively educate the participants.