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|| By Yahaya Ahmed & Amina Suleiman

The Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Lafia (FULafia), Professor Shehu Abdul Rahman, has charged members of the Association of Nigerian University Professional Administrators (ANUPA), FULafia Branch, to train and re-train staff to improve their productivity.

Abdul Rahman gave the charge when the executive members of the association, led by its new chairman, Mr. Simeon Onah, paid him a congratulatory visit at his office, recently.

The vice-chancellor, while thanking the association for the visit, described ANUPA as "a major stakeholder in the university system," enjoining its leaders to give attention to capacity building and administrative skills enhancement programmes that would benefits members. 

He listed that staff development and training among cardinal objectives of his administration, saying: "I would work closely with ANUPA to ensure adequate training of staff."

Abdul Rahman, while observing that some staff lacked skills to perform their roles, pointing out: “As professional administrators, you should know your roles, proper ethics should be your watchword, your attitude to work matters because it will help the University to grow. I look to administrators as having more work than the academic staff and if you cannot perform them, the University will fail."

The vice-chancellor called on the ANUPA leaders to sensitise and organise in-house training of staff on confidentiality of documents, minutes writing, memos, request, proper mail handling, decipline, adding that a committee was already in place for training of staff employed in the last three years to properly guide them on the work ethics.

Earlier, the Chairman of ANUPA, FULafia Chapter, said the visit was made to congratulate the vice-chancellor on his appointment as the third substantive vice-chancellor of the institution.

Describing Abdul Rahman's appointment as "strategic" Onah, said: "You can notice a good dancer from the first steps he takes."

He promised to join hands with the vice-chancellor to take the institution to an enviable height.

The chairman applauded the vice-chancellor for initiating, and showing keen interest on, monthly sanitation exercise, training and staff development, saying that would boost staff productivity.

Other members of the ANUPA Executive Council that accompanied the chairman on the visit were Mr. David E. Musa, vice chairman; Mr. Asuquo G. Asuquo, financial secretary; Mr. Mammo Valentine D., secretary; Mrs. Mabel A. Adejor, treasurer; Mr. Onono K. Charles assistant secretary, and Mr. Yashim J. Thomas PRO.

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