ASABA/Nigeria: The Governor of Delta State, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has concluded arrangement for his Executive Assistant (Communications) Barrister Fred Latimore Oghenesivbe to attend the Channels TV Academy and United States Embassy jointly organised training programme for government spokespersons in the country.
Barrister Fred Latimore Oghenesivbe, is the among the few selected spokespersons in the country, according to a release from the office of the Permanent Secretary, Government House and Protocol, Mr Eddy Ogidi-Gbegbaje conveying approval for his participation in the programme.
The programme which is for selected communication experts is a special capacity building training programme for government spokespersons, will hold from 11-15th September, 2017 at the Channels TV Academy in Abuja.
The statement added that Barr. Oghenesivbe and other participants will engage in critical brain storming exercises and practical skills acquisition that will further enhance their efficiency and capacity to manage press interviews and disseminate credible government information in a democratic society.
The invitation letter from Channels Academy and signed by its Assistant General Manager (Operations), Mr Kingsley D. Uranta, read in part:
“The training will also consist of lectures as well as practical exercises that will permit the participants to work on skills development, including how to be effective in an interview or press briefing as well as lessons in crisis management.
“The outcome of the training will certainly be a marked improvement in both the recognition of the participants of the need to acquire accurate information and their ability to communicate that information in a convincing manner.”
Gbegbaje disclosed that the State Government considered it necessary for the Executive Assistant (Communications) to acquire additional professional skills to further enhance strategic and effective discharge of his core assigned official responsibilities.
Oghenesivbe was appointed Executive Assistant on Communications to Governor of Delta State in April and has demonstrated considerable tenacity and well coordinated skills in media politics and political communication.
He holds a degree in Political Science, Law and a Masters degree in Public and International Affairs plus a doctorate degree in Literature.
The dogged media politician is a full member of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), member of the Human Rights and Political Communication Committee of the American Political Science Association (APSA); a lawyer and a Rotarian.