The government advises civil servants on knowledge and skills acquisition

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THE Lagos State Government has advised local authorities on the need to acquire more knowledge and skills for effective service delivery.

The Commissioner for Settlements, Training and Pensions, Ms Ajibola Ponnle, gave the advice in a statement on Saturday.

Ponnle reportedly made the call at the closing of the 2021 Certificate Course in Local Government, a nine-month course run by the Civil Service Personnel Development Center for office managers in the United Local Government System of the United States. State.

She said: “A highly professional, competent and innovative civil service will always be an advantage for government and, as providers of public policy, public services and local government departments are essential agents in the formation, design , dissemination and implementation of plans, programs. , projects and activities of the government.

“The only stumbling block to a successful career in public service is your attitude towards work. Continuous knowledge acquisition and capacity building will help define one’s career and it is important to put local government in a good light by putting knowledge, skills and training into practice.

“I commend the Lagos State government for investing in learning and development programs that have built the capacity of the state civil service, making it the priority of public services in Nigeria .”

PSSDC Acting Director General Mr. Olushola Kolawole said the 84 participants were drawn from different parts of the state to be trained in their roles.

“This certificate course in LGA is one of the first programs inherited by the PSSDC when it was established in 1994.

“It brings exposure to leadership skills through the citizenship and leadership training center with the aim of developing leaders and the 84 participants drawn from the various local government areas of Lagos State have been equipped with the mental requirements and administrative duties,” he said. .

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