FROM: EMMANUEL ADEYEMI,Lokoja
The Deputy Clerk of the National Assembly, Dr. Olayide Owolabi Adelami, has said that the ongoing of the five-day retreat organised for top management was not a talk show but an action aimed at repositing the National Assembly for optimal performance..
Adelami in a chat with our correspondent at Reverton Hotel, Lokoja, the venue of the conference organised for top management staff of the National Assembly said the current administration was giving training and human capital development topmost priority.
In his words, “We are trying to raise the bar, it is a garbage in garbage out, it is what you have you give, you cannot give what you don’t have.
“The passion of this administration in the national Assembly is to deliver on high quality service and the only way is through training and retraining.”
According to him, “Here is a brainstorming retreat that at the end of the day, the information we are able to collate together with regards to the challenges, with regards to the solution would be subject to ratification.
“Then the top management of the National Assembly will go for another retreat and come up with a blueprint and also come up with implementation strategy on how to achieve those things so it is not a talk show it is an action based retreat.”
He said the rationale behind the workshop was glaring as they brought
ourselves from the National Assembly for fine tuning to add value to their services.
He said they can only do that through training.
The deputy clerk said they came to Kogi for the purpose of avoiding distractions in Abuja. “We came to a place that is serene, you know traditionally Many conferences come to the confluence city.”
On the Senate President call for new ideas he said it is the essence of the retreat which is structured in such a way that it is a platform for everyone to speak their minds to bring up all the challenges and problems and proper solutions.
He however expressed the concern that Nigerians are good at listing the problems without mentioning the solutions.