From left: Alhaji Lanre Malik, Managing Director, Gelim Macrodiylluor; Deji Koko, Director, Accounts. Permanent Secretary, Mrs. Clara Ibirogba, . Commissioner of Establishment, Training and Pensions, Dr. Akintola Benson Oke, Chairman. House Committee, Establishment, Training, Pension, Hon Adedayo Famakinwa during a 2-day workshop on Leadership Management Training for Senior Civil servants.
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Lagos State Government has conducted 120 local and international training sessions for its workers since commencement of the present administration, Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has said.
He spoke at the First Training Session in 2018 for Senior Civil Servants with the topic, “Fundamental Leadership Principles For Senior Civil Servants in Lagos State.”
The Governor who was represented by the Commissioner, Ministry of Establishments, Training, and Pensions, Dr. Akintola, Benson said the State has been able to achieve this feat when other states are grappling with non payment of salaries.
He stated that the trainings has enhanced workers productivity level that has in turn impacted on the state, adding that the plan for the year is to continue the training programs to achieve better result.
He stressed that the maximization of efficiency and the achievement of organisational goals is at the top of the priorities of Governor Ambode’s administration for the state civil service.
This according to him, explains why trainings has been given primacy and also underlines the other numerous trainings tailored to inculcate, improve, and amplify the leadership abilities and skills of senior officers in the civil service.
He said the governor believes the state will make rapid progress and experience exponential growth only when its units and teams and departments are staffed by persons who understand what leadership means and who have developed their leadership potentials and have enhanced their performance skills.
He noted that states or any organisation with such exposure will have no problem that is too complicated, no task too herculean and no challenge too huge.
He urge the workers to tap from the governor’s vision for the state public service of which they are an integral part.
He further challenged them to join the present administration in dreaming the dream of a civil service where every officer has fully developed leadership potentials and is ready and willing to take on responsibilities for the greater good of the citizens of the State.
He said: “This is the first training in year 2018 and it is instructive that the focus is on what is perhaps the most important element for success in any organisation. Leadership is that element that helps organizations to maximise efficiency and achieve organizational goals.
“With such trainings, civil servants are better equipped to effectively discharge their roles as leaders in the different departments and units of the State. The attainment of the core objective of the training will ensure, that the vision of the Governor Ambode for a Lagos State that can compete with the most admired global cities is realised”.
He said the danger of not imbibing leadership qualities into the workforce will be enormous, hence the need to train and retrain the workers.