NPS trains 36 welfare officers in Edo

NPS trains 36 welfare officers in Edo

36 personnel in Edo Command of the Nigerian Prisons Service have been re-trained. The training of the Welfare officers is aimed at sharpening their professional skills for efficient service delivery. The State Comptroller of the Nigeria Prisons service, Mr. Joseph Usendiah said this during two-day workshop whicj opened on Monday in Benin. He urged the participants

36 personnel in Edo Command of the Nigerian Prisons Service have been re-trained.

The training of the Welfare officers is aimed at sharpening their professional skills for efficient service delivery.

The State Comptroller of the Nigeria Prisons service, Mr. Joseph Usendiah said this during two-day workshop whicj opened on Monday in Benin.

He urged the participants to put what they acquired in workshop into practice in their various prisons’ yard.

Usendiah, who was represented by Assistant Controller of Prison, Mr Austin Izedomwen said the purpose of the workshop is get deserving results.

In her welcome address, the Assistant Controller of Prisons in charge of welfare, Mrs Bridget Iyamu, said training and retraining were the key to achieving the goal .

According to Iyamu, the exercise which is at the instance of the command, is aimed at complimenting the efforts of the Controller General of Prisoners Ja’afaru Amend in the driven for excellent. 

“The workshop would sharpening awareness of their skills Mostly, in dealing with the Prisons inmates, staffs, visitors, chaplains, and the general public.” Iyamu said.

She commended the State Controller of Prisons for his approval and support towards the hosting of the workshop.

She said the workshop would address a technical session centre on effective reporting of activities from the units.

According to her, This  is necessary as it is said that  ‘all good works without due documentation (report) may become empty stories “.

The resource person, Mr Samuel Dibie the former Controller of Prisons, said one of the qualities of social welfare officers is to have a positive attitude and sense of humor.

According to him, a professional training is very necessary to become a welfare officers even if you have a degree.

Debie however urged the participants to have the ability to maintain a healthy balance between their personal and professional life.

He added that in this case, one should show empathy and not sympathy.

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