- Fidelia Femi-Adedoyin
The Delta State Directorate of Culture and Tourism has flagged off a Life Skill Acquisition Program for Corpers within the Directorate tagged “The Refinery”.
The Life Skill program which was put together by the office of the Public Relations Officer, was held at the Ministry of Information Conference room in the Prof. Chike Edozien Secretariat. The program is geared towards equipping the Corpers with psychosocial, interpersonal and intellectual competence.
The program which is meant to be done monthly was put in place to ensure constant flow of knowledge to the Corpers and interaction at various levels to give them a better chance at a smooth transitioning into the wide, wild world.
Speaking at the event, the Director Admin, Vera Efenedo who spoke on ‘Work place etiquette’ expressed dissatisfaction at the level of comportment from young people and stressed the need to equip them with the necessary skill for a productive life.
Also speaking at the meeting was the Director of Culture, Friday Anaziah who emphasized on the need for regular personality appraisal as it would keep them focused and in check.
Other speakers at the event were Assistant Director Tourism, Princess Ese Asoro, Assistant Director Tourism, Jude Fejiokwu and Efemena Akelemo of the Entertainment department. They each admonished the Corpers on the importance of knowing and having right life values to help drive their lives effectively.
The Public Relations Officer and convener of the meeting, Fidelia Femi-Adedoyin, emphasized the need for the Corpers to begin to consciously and deliberately script their life’s story and break out of the limitations that abound in life’s journey.
She stressed the importance of making impart as one goes through life and encouraged the Corpers to take that route as the world is in need of more men and women of substance.
Corpers who were present had an interactive session where they shared their life’s ideology and philosophy. Their excitement was evident as they contributed and listened attentively to every part of the meeting. They were thankful for the initiative and expressed enthusiasm to keep up participation through their service year.