Lagos State Government has assured the management of the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM) of its collaboration in building and improving human capacity within the State’s civil service.
Deputy Governor of the state, Obafemi Hamzat, gave the assurance while receiving the management of NIM, led by the Registrar of the Institute, Taiwo Olusesi, during a courtesy visit to his office in Alausa, Ikeja.
Hamzat charged the Institute to provide quality training for civil servants, stressing that the state has different ministries and agencies that require different skills.
He urged the institute to research new ways of delivering the content of the curriculum to the staff as the government has been seeking ways to maximise the benefit derived from the training allotted yearly.
The Vice President also tasked the Institute to look at the needs of the different ministries and thereby customise their training curriculum to meet those needs, saying that ‘we don’t like the idea of the institute just sending us pamphlets that we are doing this training but rather, let us sit together and see our needs”.
On his part, Lagos State Head of Service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Public Service Office, Olasunkanmi Oyegbola, said that the civil service is critical to having a working society and private sector, saying that if the country’s public sector does not get it right, there is no way the private sector can get it right.