The National retreat with the theme “building cooperation for equitable service delivery” which was declared open by the Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma who was ably represented by his Deputy, Prof. Placid Njoku on the morning of Thursday 25th February, 2021, with several key Imo State Government officials in attendance. The Executive Chairman of the Commission Dr. Muheeba F. Dankaka and all the Commissioners representing the 36 States and the Federal Capital Territory, were present at the ceremony.
Speaking, the Imo State Commissioner and the Chairman retreat Planning Committee noted that the retreat was a unique one coming at the behest of Imo State Government within barely seven months of existence of the new Board of the Commission.
He called for Unity of Purpose and Broad Collaboration of its membership and the Executive Chairman to ensure success in the mandate of the Commission. In her address, the Executive Chairman, Dr. Muheeba F. Dankaka, thanked the Governor and Government of Imo State for the Support and Sagacious disposition in the hosting of the retreat. She called on Members of the Commission to sustain high level of discuss such that a workable template will be found to tackle the National question and durable stability. She believed that to get here, there must be fairness, equity and justice in the allocation and distribution of man power positions and socio-economic amenities and infrastructural facilities by Ministries, Departments and Agencies Nationwide. In a brief and very potent remarks, the Deputy Governor, welcomed Members to the State and enjoined them to use the period of the retreat to discover themselves, work closely with each other and harness their various rich experiences in their individual exploits in such a manner, they can collectively contribute to National development through ensuring fairness and equity in the execution addressed issues in conflict resolution to enhance productivity,
communication for effective operation, managerial role in transformational Leadership and Legal Framework for an improved Commission.
At the end of the retreat on Friday 26th February, 2021, the retreat agreed on the following;
- On conflict resolution, the retreat agreed that these are bound to arise in the cause of operations. However, the conflicts are resolvable where there is unity of purpose. The retreat therefore enjoined that it will strive to work together, foster unity towards delivery on the FCC mandate to Nigerians.
- The importance of sustainable, consistent and effective communication in the operational modalities of the Commission, towards elimination of suspicious, doubts and misinformation was emphasized. The retreat therefore agreed to employ sustainable communication techniques and transparency for equitable service delivery in the interest of all Nigerians.
- The success and failure of any organization depends on the leadership the retreat challenged leaders at all levels of the Commission to rise up to their responsibilities and provide transformational leadership capable of evoking trust, admirations, loyalty and respect.
- The retreat agreed that for effective operations of the Commission’s mandate, the enabling Act, the constitution and approved guidelines will be vigorously implement.
The Commission wishes to thank the Governor of Imo State, His Excellency, Senator Hope Uzodimma, his hardworking Staff and the good people of Imo State for their generosity and calm reception of the Members of the Commission. The Commission remains indebted to this love, affection
Dr. Muheeba F. Dankaka (OON)
Uche Diogu (PhD)
Retreat Committee Chairman