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Lagos workers to align with new trends


Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode. PHOTO: LASG

Lagos State Government has reiterated its commitment to preparing its workers, via training and retraining, to enable them meet with global best practice in line the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s agenda.

The Commissioner for Establishments, Training and Pensions, Dr. Akintola Benson Oke, disclosed this at the open of a two-day workshop, tagged: “Effective Strategic Management for Repositioning and Higher Responsibilities” Organised by the Ministry in conjunction with Messrs Novo Consult Limited in Lagos.

According to him, the state has flagged off various trainings, seminars and programmes, aimed at making its civil service more proactive.


The Commissioner noted that the workshop was organised to train directors drawn from different ministries and agencies in the state, adding that this became necessary due to the roles the directors play in the service.

He explained that the training is aimed at re-orientating the workforce, stressing that the state seeks to ensure its workers got the best of training in the country to enable them compete favourably globally.

He said: “The workforce remains the real engine of growth and our workforce is the best in the whole of Nigeria. The governor in his wisdom has decided to ensure continuous and adequate exercise to enable the public service in the state, which is the real engine room to compete effectively with their counterparts not only in Nigeria, but in United Kingdom, United States, and around developed economies.

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