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Lagos says capacity building crucial to development


[FILES] Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Government has said human resource development and capacity building are crucial to achieving its development agenda, known as T.H.E.M.E.S. 
As a result, the state government, in a statement, said it would continue to invest in capacity building of its workforce to ensure the success of its various development initiatives, adding that civil servants, as drivers of government development policies are partners in progress.
Special Adviser to Governor Sanwo-Olu on Education, Tokunbo Wahab, stated this at a closing ceremony of a three–day capacity building retreat organised by the Office of the Special Adviser on Education (OSAE) for Management Staff and Agencies of the office at the Jubilee Chalets, Epe.
Wahab maintained that capacity building and human resource development are part of the ongoing reforms embarked upon by Sanwo Olu-led administration in the state public service, noting that public servants are at the centre of implementing the six pillars development agenda of the state government, hence the need for training and retraining for optimal performance.
He said the three-day retreat with the theme: “Building a Healthy Work- Culture through Self – Leadership, Synergy and Technical Transfer of Knowledge to Practice”, was aimed at assessing the performance of the office over the last two years vis-a-vis its ministerial mandates, adding that the programme had helped the management to know its areas of stronghold, where delivery had been at an optimal level and areas that needed adjustment for improved performance.
The special adviser noted that the retreat could not be organised at a better time than now when the administration of Sanwo-Olu is at the halftime of assessing the performance of good governance as encapsulated in the T.H.E.M.E.S development agenda.
The Permanent Secretary, Adeniran Kasali, earlier in his closing remarks, stated that the three-day retreat offered members of the OSAE family a unique opportunity to come together, learn new basics and share knowledge about the core mandates of various agencies, departments, and units under OSAE for more collaboration, cooperation, and mutual working relationship.


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