The Lagos State Head of Service, Mrs. Folasade Jaji has implored all the Executive Secretaries and Heads of Administration in the Local Governments and Local Council Development Areas in the State to work in a standardized manner as it is been practiced at the State Level so as to conform with best Human Resource practices worldwide.
Speaking during a training session organized by the Office of Local Government Establishment Training and Pensions with the theme Human Resources Management for a Unified Local Government Service held at the Public Service Staff Development Centre, Magodo, Mrs. Jaji stressed that the Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode has graciously approved the commencement of Professional Human Resource Management practice in the entire State Service.
She stated further that this gesture will ensure effective and efficient professional running of all Ministries and Parastatals at the State and Local Government levels towards realizing the goals and objectives of Government, pointing out that a situation whereby all Public Servants will see themselves as one entity working towards the same State Developmental Goals as desirable.
The Head of Service also said that the New Human Resource Management aligned with the Mission and Vision of each Establishment as opposed to the former Personnel Management Style, imploring them to take the programme seriously and ensure that they put all they have been thought into practice.
In her welcome address, the Permanent Secretary, Local Government Establishments Training and Pensions Office, Mrs Folasade Adesoye said that the need for training and retraining of Local Government Staff cannot be overemphasized.
She explained that the programme was timely as it came at a time when the relatively new administration is clamoring for a more efficient and effective Public Service, adding that the programme will enable participants to be proactive in their Human Resource planning by putting the right people with the right skills in the appropriate sections.
Present at the occasion is the Permanent Secretary, Public Service Office, Mr. Adesina Odeyemi, Directors General, Office of Transformation Creativity and Innovation and Public Service Staff Development Centre Mr Toba Otusanya and Mrs Olubunmi Fabanwo respectively as well as Top Government Functionaries and Facilitators.