By Deborah Coker
Oko said that on assumption of office a month ago, he observed that the morale of staff of both the command and component units was low.
“In view of this, we decided to re-strategise through retreat as well as look inward and tell ourselves some truth toward rejuvenating our output and optimal productivity.
“We will also look at issues of attitudinal change, because to be honest with ourselves, the attitude of some members of staff in the course of their duties is nothing to write home about,’’ he said.
He said that the current environment was much more challenging than it was years back, adding that there was the need to evolve new strategies and adapt forcibly without negative consequences.
“We can only achieve this for optimal productivity among staff through Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Timely (SMART) approach.
“This also means we all have to be disciplined, focused, purposeful and pragmatic,’’ Oko said.
The sector commander said that the theme of the retreat, “Toward Enhancing Competitiveness in a Challenging Environment: The Role of Staff in achieving Optimal Productivity,’’ was apt.
The Zonal Commanding Officer in Charge of Zone RS 5 comprising Edo, Delta and Anambra, Mr Kehinde Adeleye, said the third quarter was a wake-up call for staff to go back to the drawing board to reassess their achievements and challenges.
He said the time and essence of retreat could therefore not be over emphasised.
Adeleye urged all participants to make the best use of the retreat.