Kano State Government has redesigned the pre-retirement planning workshop in tandem with the dictates of reforms within the public service through participation of young male and female officers who have many years of career in the service to give them opportunity to deeply learn, master, grow and develop on their chosen trades before their retirement period.
The state Head of Service, Malam Muhammad Awwal Na`iya disclosed this while declaring open the pre-retirement planning workshop organized by Manpower Development Directorate under his office for 110 participants drawn from various ministries, departments and agencies held at Murtala Muhammad Library complex, Ahmadu Bello Way, Kano.
Na`iya stated that the workshop was initiated by his office based on resolve to ensure the successful actualization of the laudable visions of the present administration under the leadership of Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje towards improving the general welfare of civil servants and enhancing sustainable socio-economic development in the state.
The Head of Service, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Manpower Development, Dr. Kabir Shehu said the initiative was a welcome development worthy of emulation as it avails an effective medium of ensuring value for money and enhancing practical application of knowledge, in addition to widening awareness among civil servants on entrepreneurship.
He therefore called on the participants to fully dedicate themselves to the programme and ensure judicious utilization of the knowledge they will gain in actualizing their potentials for prosperous living and socio-economic progress of the state.
In his welcome address, the Director Manpower Development, Malam Muhammad Sani Suleiman disclosed that the two-day workshop was championed out of the state government`s increasing concern over the economic downturn affecting nationalities across the globe and the need to take proactive steps towards enhancing the welfare of civil servants during and after their career in the state service.
Suleiman further stated that the workshop focuses on four streams of skill acquisition programmes to be facilitated by carefully selected reputable consultants as follows: horticulture (fisheries), pure water production, leather works (bags and shoes) and business centre management among others.
This information was contained in a statement from the spokesman of the Head of Service, Mustapha Ibrahim Fagge