Bayelsa NIS Organises Capacity Development Training For Officers, Men In The Command



…As Comptroller  Sunday James Urges Them To Protect Their Jobs

The Nigeria Immigration Service Bayelsa(NIS) State Command has engaged the services of Tinbird Nigeria Limited, a human capital development consulting firm to train the Officers and Men.

The training with the title, “What Next After Retirement”, a topic that elicited thoughts and reasoning of both the new entrants and the old officers.

The training according to the Command was tailored towards empowerment using, “farming entrepreneurship in snail farming, cassava, rabbits and other seafood that is predominant in Bayelsa as a platform.

The beneficiaries of the training who are officers and men of the Command were encouraged to live within their earnings as salary earners but to empower their spouse be it male or female depending on who works with the Nigeria Immigration Service(NIS).

The Resource Person, Abigail Bokoyeibo, a learning development expert, enterprise development services provider and public speaker on different platforms in Nigeria and the United States of America, who passionately spoke on work, ethics and cashing on investing their salaries through savings and investment to enhance their status while still in active service.

 Emphasis was laid on family empowerment through investment in hairdressing and barbing saloons, fashion design and tailoring services, sales of commercial water from boreholes, Point of Sale(POS)services for their family especially the unemployed, apart from farming enterprise which is permitted for employees of the government.

In attendance are Queen Sese Ayoro Business Development Manager, Tinbird Culinary School, Honourable Bibian George of the Centre for Women Development, Ekeremor and students of Tinbird Culinary School, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

 Speaking at the training centre, the Command Comptroller, James Sunday, defined work as what you do and other people pay for.

He advised the officers and men of the Command to take the lecture series seriously and practicalise whatever they are taught in the course of the workshop to justify the training, pointing to the fact that retirement gives 35 years notice to every employee to prepare from the first day in office.

To buttress his point, the Comptroller quoted Collins Powell’s book titled, “Last Day at Retirement.”

He paraphrased that the last day in office gives a recap of the service years and that what you are parting with on the last day of retirement, you are left with your identity card and what you invest into your future while in active service.

He encouraged Officers and Men to be dutiful in their jobs by abiding by the ethics. which forbids absenteeism and Absent Without Leave(AWOL) to forestall losing their jobs, as there are thousands of job seekers on the street looking for the same job.

He also advised them to protect the job they have as bobs are very difficult to come by these days.

The Comptroller appreciated the Comptroller General for giving them the opportunity to exhibit leadership potentials at their respective Commands.

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