The six-day onboarding retreat for all commissioners, government appointees, permanent secretaries, and stakeholders in Plateau State concluded at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (Nipss) with a communique issued.
During the event, former Adamawa State Executive Governor and current Minister of Youth, Boni Haruna, urged the attendees to invest in doing the right thing, emphasizing the key message, “They may not lose anything if they invest in doing the right thing.”
He stressed on the importance of integrity while performing their duties and eliminating any negative activities that could damage the government’s reputation. The communique, read by the Commissioner of Communication and Information, Hon Musa Ashoms, was well-received and adopted by the attendees.
Wrapping up the retreat, Deputy Governor, Hon Josephine Piyo, expressed gratitude towards all participants for their attendance despite their busy schedules. She encouraged them to be exemplary leaders as they fully assume their duties, reminding them that the primary purpose of the retreat was to adequately prepare them for the tasks ahead.
Piyo further advised the attendees to make their intentions known as the government is ready and willing to fulfill its obligations without excuses. She offered guidance to those undecided about supporting the government’s mission, urging them to decide before it’s too late.
The retreat, held at Unity Hall, NIPSS Kuru, also welcomed the Executive Governor of the State, Barr Caleb Manasseh Muftwang, and Head of Boards, Agencies, and Commissions.
Various expert speakers and facilitators from different fields addressed the participants and challenged them to have the right mindset and attitude for the benefit of the state and its citizens.
The participants left the retreat committed to supporting the government’s vision and mission, prioritizing improved funding, fostering good governance, introducing more inclusive and gender-focused policies, overcoming socio-economic, political, and security challenges, and promoting productivity and effectiveness in their work and personal lives.
Their collective commitment promises to bring significant changes in line with the goals and objectives of the “The Time is Now” mantra. The retreat ended on Friday, August 18, 2023.