Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State on Tuesday inaugurated the state’s Human Capital Development (HCD) Basic Technical Working Committee with the mission of working as a team, transferring knowledge to people who follow in order to improve human capacities. and advance the state.
The Governor inaugurated the committee during a one-day Enugu State Human Capital Development Stakeholder Engagement and Onboarding Session of the State HCD Technical Committee held at Government House, Enugu.
Inaugurating the committee, Ugwuanyi, who was represented by the Deputy Governor, Ms. Cecilia Ezeilo, urged members to get involved in what lay in their ministries and advise the government on how to allocate its resources.
“You should protect each other, work as a team and engage,” he advised.
The governor said human capital development was a key part of his administration’s eight-point development agenda.
“The government decided, from the start of the NEC HOD program in 2018, to take full interest in it, not only as a means of advancing its own HCD program, but also as a means of ensuring that the benefits of this program are affect our employees. the base.
“Enugu State has established a State HCD Board with His Excellency, the Deputy Governor as Chairman and has appointed a State HCD Focal Person who also serves as Secretary of the HCD Board. The other members of the council are drawn from the state House of Assembly, state executive council, state ALGON chapter, and other key players in human capital development.
“The state HCD is active and meets regularly with occasional consultations with experts and other partners as needed.
“Our plan is to continue this process of engagement with all key stakeholders and partners with a view to placing the HCD program at the forefront of the state’s overall growth trajectory.
“The State Action Plan was developed using the parameters set by the National Committee Task Force. Roadmaps for this Action Plan are regularly updated as we move forward. “, did he declare.
Governor Ugwianyi said that following the implementation of the action plan, members of the state technical committee from the pragmatic ministries of education, health and labor have been selected and trained.
“An HCD monitoring and evaluation team has been set up by the State Council as part of the HCD activity monitoring mechanism. We hope this team will play a key role in ensuring that the implementation processes go as planned and desired,” he said.
Ugwuanyi assured that the state government will play a very active role in the present in order to achieve this lofty goal national crusade to hoist Nigeria high in the global human capital development index. “As a result, our State Council will work closely with you to ensure that HCD’s vision, priorities and key objectives are achieved in our State as soon as possible.
“A sustained rise in our human capital development ranking is the desire of all of us. Therefore, our council will work hard to mobilize everyone,” he said.
Speaking, South East Zone Human Capital Development Consultant and former Anambra State Education Commissioner, Professor Kate Omenugha said the inauguration was aimed at understanding the need for improve human capacity through key ministries in Enugu State.
She said: “The problem we have is that we haven’t really committed to how to build the capacity of our people.
“I am impressed with the caliber of people gathered here to think and think about how we can invest in our people.
“The federal government understands the need to invest in people to create a healthy nation and productive people.
“So we are doing two things here today engaging other stakeholders to be on the same page on the HCD program and the inauguration of the Enugu HCD Technical Committee which are the main drivers of the HCD in Enugu by the line ministries.
“That includes directors, permanent secretaries and those of economic planning,” Omenugha said.
She hinted that the state had done a lot on the HCD, but faced the challenge of putting them together.
Omenugha urged the committee members to work as a team, imbibe the spirit of trust and hard work to take the state to the next level.
Earlier, the State Focal Point and Managing Director/Chief Executive of Enugu State Investment Development Authority, Dr. Sam Ogbu Nwobodo said this. Enugu State Council had line ministries, health, education, budget and planning, gender affairs, labor and productivity, youth and sports, poverty reduction, human capital development that made up the working committee.
He insisted on the need to work as a team, to watch everyone’s work, to give advice, to train everyone. “Don’t hesitate, wash your backs, wash each other’s backs”…. To have accurate data and advise government on how to allocate resources,” said Ogbu
In her brief presentation, Lucy Ewu, talked about the importance of teamwork and the stages of team development. This included the formation (introduction) stage, the summit stage, where ideas are brought in. She explained that the team leader should resolve conflicts at the summit stage. The third step is the forming step. The team leader is expected to have a follow-up. There is a performance stage. Here the objectives and roles are now specified. This is done as a team. People need to understand their roles and the roles of others. The last step is a deferment step.
“When we work as a team, we will achieve our goals.
On his part, Dan Onyeshi assured that his ministry’s planning division will work with the council and provide the necessary data to move Enugu State forward.
Summit participants included the Catholic Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Reverend (Dr) Callistus Onaga, who was represented by Rev. Fr. Benjamin Ezeh, Chairman of Enugu State Traditional Council, Ambassador Igwe Lawrence Agubuzo, the Anglican Bishop of the Diocese of Nike, Mgr Onyia, represented, representatives of civil society organizations, traders and farmers, among others.