Lagos Spends N1bn to Train 15,000 Workers

  • Lagos Spends N1bn to Train 15,000 Workers

The Lagos State Government says it has expended N1bn to train no fewer than 15,000 public servants this year.

The Commissioner for Establishments, Training and Pensions, Dr Benson Oke, stated this on Tuesday during the opening of a three-day specialised training, organised by the state government in collaboration with Vitech Trainer.

The commissioner said, “The N1bn budgeted for training of public servants for this year has been judiciously used in training over 15,000 public servants, both locally and outside the country.

“Recent high-profile economic failures have made it imperative that there is a need to focus on improving business process. The training will boost efforts to attain a great social economic height.”

The commissioner, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Establishments and Training, Folashade Ogunnaike, said improving the business process was a new concept in the government sector.

“What we intend to do is to integrate business project management into the decision-making processes that cut across governance and abandon the outdated practice of being stereotype in government practices.

“Business project management is a systematic approach to making an organisation’s workflow more effective and more capable of adapting to an ever-changing environment,” he added.

The Managing Director, Vitech Trainers, Olalekan Okediji, said past training had led to changes in the ways public servants handled managerial work, which had enhanced efficiency and ensured improvement in the delivery of service to the public.

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