Prince Anofiu Elegushi with staff of the ministry
The Lagos State Government has charged its workers to possess emotional intelligence to be able to relate well with the public they constantly deal with.
Commissioner for Home Affairs and Culture, Prince Anofiu Elegushi gave this charge at a three-day training retreat for workers in the ministry.
The theme of the training is “Leading with Emotional Intelligence for Organisational Success.” It was held at the Pelican Hotels, Lekki, Lagos.
The training was to ensure that staff and workforce of the Ministry of Home Affairs are emotionally stable and well motivated to discharge their functions.
Eleguush said it was delightful that all the mid-management and senior Management staff of the ministry after a very busy period of Ramadan and Eid-el-Fitr celebration gathered to strategize and reinvent ways on chatting a better course to enhance optimal delivery of service and governance to the good people of Lagos State.
“The retreat would afford every members of staff irrespective of their position feel free to offer or voice out their minds on ways of improving the work ethics or mode of operations that could further enhance the progress of the ministry and Lagos State in general, which ordinarily wouldn’t have been possible if in the office”, Elegushi said.
He stated that the retreat could not have come at a better time as it would serve as an opportunity for every member of staff to relax and refill after a very busy period, adding that it would be an opportunity for members of staff to learn, unlearn and relearn.
Also, the Commissioner said the choice of the theme for the retreat could not have been ordinary but divine, but particularly apt for a moment like this in our country, Nigeria and Lagos in particular, if we are to bring sanity into our social and work place.