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LASG tasks workers on strategic management planning


Governor Ambode. Photo: Twitter/AkinwunmiAmbode

The Lagos State government has emphasised the need for strategic management function as a way to enhancing performance of workforce and increase productivity across the state.

The Governor, Akinwumi Ambode, said the state will continue to invest in the State Civil Service through consistent training and workshops in order to increase and deepen the soft skills essentials for results in a 21st century in the public service.

The State Commissioner for Establishment, Training and Pensions, Dr. Akintola Benson-Oke, who represented the governor at a two-day workshop organised for top management officers in Lagos, explained that the training was to hone their skills in strategic management so as to fast track developmental agenda of the State government.


While presenting a paper on the ‘Importance of Strategic Planning for the Actualisation of the Objectives of the Lagos State Civil Service’, Oke said that the need for strategy, strategic planning and strategic management has been proved and validated over the years for cushioning the effect of development if well harnessed.

According to him, the best path to develop and implement Strategic planning for an institution like Lagos Civil Service is to understand the code of corporate governance, identify the organisation’s core competencies and getting acquainted to the framework for creating and adhering to clearly defined set of goals of the organisation.

In analysing the core components of strategic planning, he said firstly, is the understanding of, and adherence to a thought-out code of corporate governance.

He added that the second vital component is the identification of, and capitalisation on an organisation’s or department’s core competencies. The third component, he stressed, is a framework for creating and adhering to clearly defined set of goals for the organisation.

He said knowing what one’s core competencies are, is good from the standpoint of understanding one’s strengths in the global scheme of things, and that this also helps one identify areas of improvement and to set goals and objectives based on those weaknesses. 

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