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Lagos to focus on technical skills, competencies in training workforce

By Gbenga Salau
01 February 2022   |   2:31 am
The Lagos State government will deepen its accelerated training programme this year by focussing more on technical skills and competencies of public servants in the state, the Commissioner for Establishments,....

Ajibola Ponnle,

The Lagos State government will deepen its accelerated training programme this year by focussing more on technical skills and competencies of public servants in the state, the Commissioner for Establishments, Training and Pensions, Mrs Ponnle Ajibola, has said. 
     
She stated this while addressing participants at the executive training programme for heads of agencies with the theme: ‘Repositioning and Re-engineering for the 21st century.’
 
Ajibola said the state government just completed a competency framework exercise, which made it possible to identify the technical skills each cadre in the public service requires

 
She also disclosed that an exchange programme was being planned for officers in the state public service to avail them the opportunity of developing their knowledge and experience in various areas.
  
While revealing that the exercise would take between two and three months to complete, Ajibola stated that the whole idea was for them to learn the best practices, new knowledge and new skills that prevail in the private sector.
   
She further hinted that the executive training programme was targeted at heads of agencies to develop and sharpen their leadership skills and help them to understand what is required of them to achieve their T.H.E.M.E.S agenda.
 
She added that the focus of the programme was on strategic leadership and leadership excellence, which centre on knowing how to deal with specific situations in the course of operating the agencies.
 
“We wanted to use it as a form of inter-agency platform whereby the heads of agencies meet one another and interact to solve individual challenges which may arise in the course of work,” she stated. 

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