Ondo State Government has trained its workforce in the Ministry of Culture and Tourism on the need to prepare and embrace the imminent new order that would be introduced to drive tourism sector in the State.
The change would help increase their efficiency and productivity, which would help in the revenue drive and assist the State Government forge ahead in its responsibility to the people.
The State Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Otunba Wale Akinlosotu, during the two-day seminar organised for the selected management and staff of the Ministry, held at the Ministry’s complex hall in Akure, stressed that tourism has a lot of potentials that could help put the State on the world map.
He said the current administration under Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, appreciates positive attitude towards achieving the REDEEMED agenda.
The Commissioner emphasised that if all the staff worked unanimously and embrace result oriented attitude to work,, the tourism sector in the state would become the cynosure of all eyes.
Otunba Akinlosotu who, however, commended the staff for their efforts in moving the ministry forward, enjoined them to redouble efforts and work as a team in achieving the desired set of goals.
He said every staff no matter the status is important in the transformation of the tourism sector in the state, hence the need to imbibe the idea being passed to them through the seminar and transmit such to their subordinates in their units and departments.
The Managing Consultant and Chief Executive Officer of Red Alert Consult Limited, Mr Babatunde Obalana who took the staff on the 2-day eventful seminar, highlighted that the enourmous potentials in the tourism sectors and the need to leverage on them.
He said tourism sector remained a new order to generate funds for Nigerian Governments in the face of dwindling resources from oil.
He referred to the 21st century as a connected economy that adequately reward people who are ready to embrace audacious goals and strategize for the opportunities in it, by being smart and becoming referrals of products and services.
The seminar course which was tittled “When The Vision Grows Tall” was built around a popular book titled ” Who moved my cheese?” by Dr Spencer Johnson to explain the need to prepare for change, identify change, adapt to change and leverage on every opportunity to achieve ones aim in life.
The seminar witnessed presentation of five papers by the consultant which included, a case study of man vs robot, life in the 21st century, the power of vision, stopping competent people from becoming incompetent, big hairy audacious goals among others.
Also Incorporated in the seminar, were team building games and competitions such as brain teaser, catwalking, balancing the ball among others.
Earlier, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mrs Boladale Akinyanmi admonished the staff to open their hearts to the lectures and put what they gathered into practice, emphasising that there should not be a stop to learning.
Ministry of Culture and Tourism.