Lagos wants workers to justify N1b training expenses

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Dr. Akintola Benson, Lagos State Commissioner for Establishments, Training and Pension

Dr. Akintola Benson, Lagos State Commissioner for Establishments, Training and Pension

Kazeem Ugbodaga

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday appealed to workers undergoing trainings in the state to justify government’s N1 billion expenditure to boost their capacity.

The government said that the goal of the training was to maintain excellence in service delivery.

The State Commissioner for Establishments, Training and Pension, Dr. Akintola Benson made this appeal while monitoring the capacity building workshops organised for public servants in the state’s ministries, departments and agencies, MDAs, at the Lagos State Public Service Staff Development Centre, PSSDC, Magodo and the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, LCCI, Alausa, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.

Benson, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, EstablishmentS and Training, Mrs. Folasade Ogunnaike, stated that the N1 billion earmarked for the training of workers this year was unprecedented and urged the workers to ensure the gesture was not in vain.

He said about 120 public servants were trained weekly on different management courses, saying that the trainings were in line with the global best practice.

“This is one of such programmes and it is to build the capacity of our civil servants towards excellence service delivery in line with the slogan of Lagos State as State of Excellence. So, we always aspire for the position of excellence and we don’t want to be caught napping, we don’t want other states to overtake us.

“We want to maintain our lead and that is why we are constantly lifting the standard and raising the bar for the public servants in the state. This is also in line with the vision of our governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode and his administration. There is great premium on capacity building. We know that a knowledgeable workforce will deliver the government’s mandate. We are benchmarking ourselves against the best practices around the world, …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper