Ambode approves N1.25bn for workers’ training

​Lagos to train workers with N1.25 billion to buoy local capacity

By Bankole Orimisan 

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has approved the sum of N1.25 billion to train civil servants across the state in 2017.

This was revealed at the 2017 1st Bi-annual Lagos State Public Service Joint Negotiating Council, JNC, conference held at the Public Service Staff Development Centre, PSSDC, Magodo area of Lagos.

Acting Head of Service, Folashade Adesoye said the government had increased the provisions for capacity building of staff at all levels through global training vote from N1 billion in 2016 to N1.25 billion in 2017.

She said this was in recognition of the role of human capital development, which would further improve the skills, and competence of public servants in the state. Asserting the meeting open, Commissioner for Establishments, Training and Pensions, Dr. Akintola Benson Oke, said there was need for all stakeholders in the human resource and industrial relations arm of the state government not to rest on their oars.

He said in order to sustain the existing atmosphere of industrial harmony in the state and in order to transform such harmony into even greater productivity, there were certain values that government officials must continue to live by.

According to him, the values were being proactive and committing to a perpetual regimen of training and re-training of skills.

Source: The Guardian

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