IFO – The Head of Local Government Administration (HoLGA), Mrs. Akintomide, Taiwo Omotayo has urged members of the Information, Education and Sports Department, Ifo Local Government, to be more professional in their day to day activities in a bid to be more productive in their efforts towards taking the Local Government to an enviable height, while reminding them that information is power.
According to a release e-signed and made available to StarTrend Int’l & online – www.startrendinternational.com by Olanrewaju Daud Martins, Information Officer, Ifo Local Government, Mrs. Akintomide who has a journalistic cum public relations background made the plea while declaring open a one-day training exercise for members of staff of the department held recently at the local government secretariat.
She noted that the training was to prepare them for more tasks ahead through the usage of new trends in information dissemination which is going to be of immense benefits, in the course of discharging their duties.
Besides, Akintomide appreciated the assistance so far received from the present administration under the able leadership of Hon. (Mrs.) Kikelomo Aridunnu Delano, who has been given series of support, mostly, both morally and financially, in the area of training, retraining and welfarism of the entire staff which is second to none.
The number one Civil Servant in the Council Area also acknowledged the directive of the Local Government Service Commission for opening the eyes of various Local Governments on the need to train and retrain its staff in a bid to have a crop of well trained, acculturated, and disciplined officers in the service.
However, the lectures were divided into two parts, the first was entitled; “Competence in Communication and its Importance for Information Dissemination” taken by the Head of the Department, Mr. Dele Ogunyemi, while, the second lecture titled; “Information Management at the Local level: An Emphasis on Planning Communication Campaign” was handled by an Information Officer in the department, Comrade Olanrewaju Daud Martins, respectively.
The two facilitators dueled extensively on what an Information Manager needed to be acquainted with in the act of disseminating efficient and effective information to the grassroots, while noting that, if an information is not professionally handled, it could lead to misinformation.
The training exercise was well attended by all the staff of the department.