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Lagos government tasks workers on personal development for quality service delivery

By Gbenga Salau
24 December 2021   |   4:03 am
Lagos State government has implored members of the state public service to engage in personal development efforts, which would aid quality service delivery to residents of the state.

Governor Sanwo-olu. Photo/FACEBOOK/ jidesanwooluofficial

Lagos State government has implored members of the state public service to engage in personal development efforts, which would aid quality service delivery to residents of the state.

It urged them to make themselves indispensable while still in the employment of the state government.
Commissioner for Establishment, Training and Pensions, Mrs. Ajibola Ponnle, said this, yesterday, at the project closeout on competency framework development project for Lagos State public service by Theta Alpha Consult, aimed at ensuring that civil servants deliver quality service to residents as well as help Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu achieve the T.H.E.M.E.S. agenda.

Ponnle revealed that the framework report had come up with the competency needs of all categories and cadre of civil servants in the state employment, which means an average civil servant can draw inspiration from the report since it provides the technical, generic and behavioural competency needs to source for training to meet the needs if there are gaps.

The commissioner said that with the project report, civil servants don’t need to wait for state government to go on training, as they could go online to source training that meets their needs.

“The idea of the project is to identify the behavioural and attitudinal competencies required of every single service cadre, so that we know exactly and have global holistic view of what is needed and required by each civil servant,” Ponnle said.

In his address, Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola, appreciated the commissioner and the consultants for delivering on the task and project.

Muri-Okunola, represented by the Permanent Secretary, Mr. Samson Ajibade, implored all members of the state workforce to continue building on their competencies, especially by ensuring that they keep working on positive attitudinal changes for impact and quality service delivery.

Some of the participants of the six-month competency programme applauded the state government for coming up with the project, promising to cascade the knowledge in their various ministries, departments and agencies.