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IHNR Charges Buhari On Local Govt Reforms, Inducts New Members

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BEVERLY HILLS, April 23, (THEWILL) – The Institute of Human and Natural Resources (IHNR) has called on the President-Elect, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), to ensure that the local government system is strengthened and given its due recognition.

Representative of the National Coordinator of Institute of Human and Natural Resources, Mr. Joshua Iruoma Azumara, made the call during the induction of 2015 class of Associates and Fellows of the Institute held at Wellington Hotel, Effurun, near Warri, Delta State.

He said that the nation would keep her pride of place among the comity of African nations when the local government councils are strengthened to perform better and bring the dividends of democracy closer to the people.

Azumara said Nigeria has started an epochal change, a change , which he said, could lead the country to productivity and Eldorado and therefore urged the newly-inducted members to key into the journey towards making Nigeria a great nation.

He however urged the newly-inducted members not to bask in the euphoria of their new professional title but redouble their efforts in their respective places of work and know tit is only a call for higher duty.

In a lecture entitled, Bringing Out The First Class In You, a motivational speaker, Dr. Cyril Olomukoro, said that public employees need to develop their relationships, leadership and stewardship skills in order to be successful in their daily endeavours.

Specifically, he said that public servants need to focus on their relationships to succeed because, according to him, all that is needed to succeed is in people, ideas, contacts, finance as well as advice.

According to him, β€œthe more people you know and the more people that know you in a positive way would go a long way to determine how successful you will become.”

He added: “Besides we become like the people we associate with. So associate with people who can take you from where you are to where you want to be.”

Olomukoro said those who discover, develop and deploy their talents and gifts, no matter how small, are more likely to achieve success compared to those who let their gifts lie dormant and neglected.

The South-South Zonal Coordinator of IHNR, Mr. Mills Munonye, also spoke on the topic; Nigeria’s 600 years of resources discovery and exploration: Lessons learned so far .

The IHNR had, a few months ago, carried out a training retreat for 74 Executive Officers and Head of Personnel Management of the Delta state Local Government Service Commission with some of them inducted as Fellows and Associates of the Institute.