The Edo State Government has commenced a month-long training for Information Officers, Media Practitioners and Public Relations Officers under the employment of the state government.
The training, aimed at upskilling the workers and equipping them with modern communication skills and tools, is part of ongoing efforts by the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led government to renew the state’s communication ethos through the establishment of the Edo Communication Organization (ECO).
Declaring the workshop open at the John Odigie-Oyegun Training Centre in Benin City, the Edo State Head of Service, Anthony Okungbowa Esq., said the workshop will further enhance the workers’ skills thereby ensuring improved productivity and optimal service delivery to Edo people.
According to him, “the training programme is timely as it will enable participants to enhance their skills and knowledge, thereby ensuring they function effectively.”
He noted that the Obaseki-led government is committed to the training and retraining of every Edo worker, adding, “Effective communication is a veritable tool in the implementation of government policies and programmes, which is a necessity in the realization of Governor Godwin Obaseki’s vision of making Edo great again.”
The training is organized by the Edo State Government, in collaboration with the Tonnie Iredia Centre for Media Advocacy (TICMA).
Resource persons like Professor Tonnie Iredia, who is the Chairman Board of Trustees of TICMA and other prominent professionals in academics, communication, advertising and Public Relations will be tutoring the participants during the one month period, to raise the standard of communication practice in Edo State.