The Head of Service stated this on Sunday at Orchid Hotel, Asaba, while declaring open a Special Training Workshop organized by Lafenax Nigeria Limited for its employees.
Mr. Bayoko who was a Special Guest of Honour at the event in his remarks, said that he sacrificed his Sunday to honour the invitation by the private company because of the importance he placed on manpower development in an organization.
He noted that as the Head of Service of Delta State, one of his major duties was Human Resource Management, adding that training was a branch of that responsibility.
While charging the staff of the building material company to take the exercise very seriously in improving their productivity, the HOS who disclosed that he was billed to deliver a paper on Communication, Leadership and Motivation, said he was highly impressed by the manner of facilitation.
He commended the staff of the company for the high level of enthusiasm and concentration shown during lectures even as the HOS lauded the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Lafenax Nigeria Limited, Mr. Lawrence Onyemelukwe for the initiative.
He maintained that training was key in stimulating an exceptionlly progressive and productive workforce and charged the about 70 staff of the firm who were participants at the one day training to reciprocate the gesture by putting all they learnt in practice.
Mr. Bayoko also reiterated his counsel to workers to make good use of the internet to advance their personal and professional development, through online free courses, pointed out that even though their employer owned them an obligation, he stressed that a major onus in their training and retraining obligation lies with them.
Also speaking, the Managing Director of Lafenax Nigeria Limited, Mr. Lawrence Onyemelukwe who explained why his company invited the HOS as one of the facilitators, said that his company recognized the managerial and Administrative acumen of the HOS whom he said has being a personal friend.
Various papers on Personal Effectiveness, Sales/Marketing, Staff Recognition (HR) For MD/Management Staff, Customer Service amongst others were delivered by Dr. John Mukoro, a seasoned coach and Facilitator.