Delta workers seek stronger affiliate societies for service delivery
The Delta State Public Worker’s Multipurpose Co-operation has sought the enhancement of affiliate societies for effective service delivery in the state.
President of the Union, Francis Agholor told journalists during a two-day seminar organised by the state chapter of the union that it would continue to meet the needs and yearnings of affiliate societies.
He adding that the theme: Investment Opportunities and Management Technologies for Wealth Creation would create wealth among the public servants and create avenues to sustain it.
Noting that the seminar was first organised in 2015, Agholor urged the participants to pay attention to details of the training that would be delivered in the two-day seminar and assured this year’s theme would do justice to grey areas in affiliate co-operative societies.
Speaking on Planning Towards a Successful Retirement, Christopher Ogbor, argued that most workers do not like to discuss the issue of retirement as it was often believed to portend doom, career termination, life shortening and something that could even lead to death.
He said a focused and determined civil servant ought to start planning for his retirement from the very day he was employed, saying that retirement from service was inevitable and as such workers should make adequate plans for their retirement to avoid regrets in the long run.
Meanwhile, David Idoge, who talked on Investment in Agro-Allied Business, said the success of any agricultural investment depends on the compatibility of such an investment with the social norms and culture of a people.
In that regard, he said it was, therefore, important to study the characteristics of a community in terms of the literacy level, age and wealth distribution of the people and their interest in farming and business enterprise, among others.
In a related development, a group of senior citizens in the state has lamented difficult times being faced by Nigerians even after the Nigerian civil war in 1970.
The group in a statement by its chairman, Alfred Okoruwe, decried the present situation, saying major contributing problems to the difficult times was the civil war, which lasted for 30 months before it ended.
Okoruwe stated that although hostilities ceased, the relics of the civil war still linger, such as the issue of ethnicity.
“In fact, the issues that brought about the civil war have set in distrust among Nigerians to the extent that today, the different ethnic groups find it difficult to trust one another,” adding that Nigeria’s underdevelopment has been attributed to lack of succession planning.
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