In its pursuit of improved governance, the Plateau State Government has convened the first orientation retreat for its newly appointed permanent secretaries and commissioners.
The event, themed “Retreat and On-Boarding of Executive Arm of Government”, was attended by the State Governor, Deputy Governor, commissioners, Permanent Secretaries, and other key stakeholders.
During his opening address, Executive Governor Barr Caleb Mutfwang heartily congratulated the appointees, recognizing their appointment as coming at a pivotal time, with high societal expectations.
Recalling their stellar campaigning and election performances, as well as their swearing-in ceremony, Mutfwang expressed confidence that these expectations would not be misplaced.
He urged the team to work collaboratively and strategically to effectively implement governmental plans and programs.
Governor Mutfwang outlined the retreat’s primary objectives, including fostering teamwork, examining Plateau State from various perspectives, acquainting participants with Plateau State’s 2023-2027 development framework, cultivating effective leadership qualities, and developing strategies for income diversification and transparency, among others.
Gov Mutfwang also stated that participants would have a clear understanding of their “The Time Is Now” rallying cry, promote team spirit and collaboration, understand the importance of good and accountable governance, and develop strategies for transparency and battling corruption.
“Participants would also familiarize themselves with Plateau State’s progress tracking, performance enhancement, and development objective achievement mechanisms” he said.
Host, Brigadier General Chukwuemeka Udaya (retired), praised the state’s leaders for choosing his institute, renowned for its training and learning in policy and strategic planning, as the venue for their inaugural team retreat.
Udaya stressed that the retreat presented a significant opportunity for them to map out future plans and policies for the state and align with the administration’s policy thrust.