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LASG Assures Public Servants of Committemnt to Capacity Building

… Trains Directors of Administrations, Human Resources

Lagos State Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri- Okunola has reiterated the present administration’s commitment to continuous capacity development of its workforce through training and re-training to enhance capacity building, thorough bred officers who are competent, versatile and relevant to the present and future needs of the State.

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This statement was made at the opening ceremony of A- 2Day retreat being organized by the Public Service Office, Office of the Head of Service for Directors of Administration and Human Resource in the Lagos State Public Service, held recently at the Lagos Continental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The Head of Service, Lagos State stressed further that this year’s retreat with the theme; ‘’Principles, Policies, Practices and Procedures of Human Resource Management in the Public Service: A thorough look at the Workplace in Current Realities’’ is apt given a current realities of the critical place of administration and human resource in policy making, strategic planning and policy implementation.

While emphasizing that the retreat is developed to critically look at the public service and the role of administration and human resource in consonance with the new realities, despite the ravaging Covid-19 pandemic which has affected the workplace.

Muri-Okunola thereby admonished the Directors, Administration and Human Resource in the public service to come up with guiding principles and policies that will dwell more on training needs, incentives, motivation non- subjective staff performance evaluation and management system as well as a reward and compensation, that is fair and equitable for all public servants in the State.

He thereby acknowledged Mr. Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo- Olu and his Deputy, Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat, for their constant supports to the entire public servant in the State particularly in the area of capacity training and conducive environment for work, which has also enhance effective and efficient service delivery of the workforce in Lagos State.

Earlier in his welcome address, the Permanent Secretary, Public Service Office, Mr. Samson Ajibade appreciated Mr. Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo- Olu for approving the retreat which was part of his promises in ensuring that the entire workforce were adequately kept abreast and develop themselves in line with the public service vision that would be a world- class organization that is committed to excellence.

He thereby implored the participants to ensure that that they take advantage of the training by seasoned professionals in the area of administration, just as he urged them to make the session an interactive one.

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