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Akinwunmi Ambode cautions against profit-oriented public service delivery


Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode

Public service delivery is more than just bottom-line but about adding real value in the public sector, the Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode has said.

The Governor stated this through the Lagos State Commissioner for Establishment, Training and Pensions, Dr Akintola Benson Oke, at the opening of a three-day specialized training for 200 Lagos State personnel.

The training had ‘Mastering risk assessment and optimal risk management,” as theme.The Governor explained that excellent public service of the future could and should help those who are policymakers in governments, ministries, local government and institutions evolve institutional focus.

The Governor said it is important that public servants understand that citizens are not just passive receivers of services but can be part of the solution in transforming the frontline and driving down cost and waste.

He added: “These specialised courses have been tailored to suit the needs of Lagos State Public Service to ensure that senior officers and policymakers across different levels of government can plan, introduce and evaluate the most up to date modernisation thinking in service delivery.

“Risk management as the name implies is not a new concept within government sector; what is new is the need to integrate risk management into the strategic and decision making process that cut across the organisation and abandon the outdated practice of managing risks within functional silos and stovepipe.” The Governor reiterated his commitment to a safe and secured state as a prime destination for international trade.

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