Delta State Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Chief Julius Egbedi, has stressed on the relevance of training and retraining of the workforce of any organisation.
Egbedi made this known during the flagoff of a four day performance improvement workshop with the theme “Developing effective marketing strategies in a public enterprise”, for officers on salary grade level of seven and above in the Delta State Agricultural Procurement Agency (DAPA), Ltd, at Ibusa.
He said it cannot be over emphasised as it keeps the workforce abreast of modern and better ways of performing their duties thereby enhancing their effectiveness and efficiency.
He said with the training, staff of DAPA Ltd would be better placed to reach out to more farmers in the state more adequately with improved seedlings, fertilizers and other agro inputs, thereby enhancing food security and availability in the state.
Speaking earlier, the General Manager of the Agency, Mr. Reuben Ishaka, in his opening remarks, said the training which was aimed at performance improvement of the officers to enable them compete favourably in the teeming business world.
He said since the Agency was faced with the challenges of providing quality goods and services at affordable prices to farmers in the state, there was need to equip and train staff on marketing strategies.
He urged participants to take advantage of the exercise which he said would provide a better platform for the Agency to move forward to a greater level.
The participants were taken through courses relevant to the betterment of their service delivery.