Oyo trains 16,000 civil servants on capacity development 

Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State

No fewer than 16,000 civil servants and teachers in Oyo State have benefited from local and overseas capacity building and training programmes since the inception of the Abiola Ajimobi-led administration.

The governor disclosed this while declaring open a capacity development programme organised by the state government for management and senior staff in the state civil service at the state Secretariat, Ibadan.

Special Adviser to the Governor, Efficiency Unit, Isaac Ayandele, delivered a lecture on “Work Ethics and Attitudinal Change for Effective and Efficient Service Delivery” at the workshop.

Ajimobi, who described the civil service as the engine room of the government, said it was imperative to update, train and retrain the personnel to enhance their efficiency and effectiveness.

His words: “I will rather suggest that this training programme be tagged human capacity training for change. Because, those who fail to change are usually carried away by that change. The essence of governance is to promote the wellbeing of the people.

He urged workers to aim high in their callings, saying that to think positive in their works would lead to positive achievements.

Ajimobi admonished civil servants against lateness to work, delay in treatment of files, rumour mongering, among other bad behaviour capable of affecting their productivity.

He said his administration had worked consistently towards quality control through continuous verification of workers’ certificates, punctuality, and other service records, adding that the state government would continue to reward excellent performance.

The Head of Service, Soji Eniade, said the capacity building programme was necessitated by the prevailing situation in the civil service as part of restructuring the process of the administration.

Eniade admonished participants to take advantage of the programme, which, he said, would produce a policy document on attitudinal and ethical standards for smooth public service.



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