By Fredrick Okopie
Governor Akinwumi Ambode of Lagos State has told public servants in the state to improve their managerial skills and personal effectiveness as the state is moving towards the smart city agenda of his administration.
He informed that “we are replicating what is done in the developed countries with little adjustment to suit our culture and system.”
Ambode, who spoke in Ikeja while addressing 100 directors from the state public service at a two-day training workshop on the nature of managerial skills and personal effectiveness for public servants, insisted that civil servants in the state must acquaint themselves with the four managerial skills of technical, administrative, human skill and citizenship behaviour skills.
According to Ambode, “I have regarded it as my core mission to pursue the conduct of trainings and workshops aimed at increasing the competencies and productivity of individual officers with a view to contribute to the overall productivity and effectiveness of the Lagos State Public Service.
“High performances are inevitable in orginisations that expose their human capital to development through training programmes of this kind that will translate into dynamism, effectiveness and efficacy for the Lagos State public service.”
The Commissioner for Establishments, Training and Pensions, Dr. Akintola Oke, who represented Governor Ambode, said he was confident that if they learned, understood and imbibed the principles to be taught, they will help Ambode’s administration to maintain the foremost place in the public service.