MAN Holds Performance Bond Retreat on Blue Governance
BY EGUONO ODJEGBA
Following the signing of performance bond by heads of agencies in the Federal Ministry of Marine and Blue Economy to meet with presidential target on blue governance, the management of the Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN) has organised a performance management retreat for all Directors and Heads of Departments of the Academy.
Declaring the two-day retreat open at the Academy, the Rector, Commodore Duja Effedua (Rtd) said that the marine and blue economy ministry was established to enable the country harness the sector’s full potentials even as he emphasised the role of the Academy as an arm of the ministry in the realisation of the agenda of the blue economy development plan.
According to a statement signed and made available to Pinnacle Time by the Academy Public Relations Officer, Ms. Domo Umoekpe, the Rector hinted that whoever is unable to deliver optimally cannot remain a part of the new dawn.
The Rector who was represented by the Registrar of the Academy, Mr. P. M. Netson, stated that the retreat aligns with the presidential directive to the cabinet members, particularly the ministers to set definite roadmaps towards the actualisation of national goals.
Addressing the principal staff members, the Rector said, “This is a vision and mandate we must key into with all sense of duty, it is not ambiguous or difficult to understand; it’s you shape in or ship out; perform or go.
“It is a rebranding and rebuilding dispensation with a greater vigour, and we cannot afford to be found wanting”, he said.
He therefore reiterated the need for staff to maximise the gains of the retreat as it would set a template for the institution’s 2024 performance scorecard and further expressed optimism that insights gained from the workshop would help the institution achieve its deliverables within the stipulated time.
Setting the tone for the workshop from the office of the Head of Service of the Federation’s perspective, Mrs. Bosede Olaniyi who spoke via zoom said that the office of the head of service is poised to instititionalise the modern performance system in the public service as mandated by the Federal government.
She said that the essence of reforms in public service is to ensure a fit-for-purpose service and added that the modern performance system reform would ensure that the federal government’s target for a better economy is achievable.
While commending the efforts of the Rector and his management team at repositioning the institution for excellence especially in the area of human and infrastructural capacity building, Olaniyi stated that the modern performance system is characterised with objectivity, accountability and fairness.
“The Federal Civil Service Strategy and Implementation Plan has six pillars, one of which is Capacity Building which the Rector of Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Commodore DE Effedua (Rtd) is very good at. We have seen a lot of his achievements in terms of capacity building in the Academy and even in the maritime sector”, she said.
The workshop was attended by directors, heads of departments and senior staff of the Academy.