The Controller of Correctional Services in Ebonyi State, Mr Ndubisi Ogbodo, has admonished staff of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) to always develop cordial and positive working relationship while in service.
Ogbodo gave the advice on Friday in Enugu during a send-forth organised for him by the NCoS Enugu State Command.
He said that good working relationship always take one far in his or her career and open up more frontiers of opportunities.
“Although, no man holds anybody destiny except God; but good working relationship with ones boss, contemporaries and lower ranking officers have a lot of futuristic benefits.
“It will help stand you out and give you favours even when you do not anticipate for it.
“Even after retirement, it can still help you to create enabling environment for a prosperous retirement life,’’ he said.
The controller also admonished staff to start preparing for retirement on time and create a deep passion and understanding for an aspect of human endeavour they would fall back to during the retirement period.
“While active in service, you should start planning ahead for retirement and do not wait to be caught up with retirement suddenly,’’ he advised.
Speaking, Mr Joseph Emelue, the Controller of Correctional Services in Enugu State, urged staff to work hard and diligent as well as pray for God’s grace to continue to move higher in service.
“You also need to reach out and socialise in the positive-side of it as well as feel the pulse of other people’s life and follow them with the compassion deserved,’’ Emelue said.
He thanked the staff for honouring Ogbodo with the send-forth and also receiving him officially to the command.
Earlier, Mr Stanley Ogbonna, the Deputy Controller of Correctional Service in Enugu State, explained that the send-forth came late due to the COVID-19 pandemic, adding that “the staff, however, said that it will be done no matter how late’’.
Ogbonna said that staff had pledged to give the controllers their support and loyalty in order to create a hitch-free and progressive working environment.
“The reward for good work is more work and we believe that when we appreciate you, then, you will do more for the betterment of the service,’’ he said.
Highlights of the event were presentation of gifts by the staff to Ogbodo, outgone Controller, and Emelue, the present Controller, as well as a group photograph.
It would be recalled that Ogbodo had been transferred out of Enugu State for barely a year now and Emelue had spent barely a year in Enugu State.