Oyo Govt has trained over 3500 Civil Servants within 2 years – HOS, Agboola

… As workers conclude training on Administrative Management and Entrepreneurship

The Seyi Makinde led administration of Oyo state has again prove its readiness to increase the capacity of civil servants in the state by retraining another set of workers in the state on Administrative management and Entrepreneual skills.

Oyo State Head of Service, Alhaja Ololade Agboola, while speaking at the closing ceremony of the 6-month programme organised for the secretariat assistants (Batch 5), at the Simeon Adebo Staff Development centre, Secretariat, Ibadan disclosed that the current administration in the state has trained and retrained not less enjoinedthan 3500 civil servants in the state in it’s two years.

The HOS, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Service Matter, Alhaji Fatai Oladeinde at the event tasked participants at the training to always stringently abide by the rules and regulations of the service, adding that they must develop themselves to be compliant in the aspect of information technology.

She advise civil servants, most especially the Secretaries to see themselves as very important personality (VIPs) in the service advising them to adequately protect government properties and be discreet and wise In handling information relating to government activities while discharging duties in their different offices.

She said: “The programme started in the year 2012 in the office of the Head of Service. And the governor then approved that immediately you finish, you should advance to level 10, which I think you have been enjoying since then. I can see that you are lucky here because of the additional thing that is added to the programme.

“This programme will make you good secretaries but it calls for more responsibilities. So, we must commend the governor. Apart from the payment of our salary and all sort of things that are being done, another most important thing that he is doing that we don’t know is that you are being given free hand to operate. With that, our job is being secure either directly or indirectly. Secure in the sense that there is no intimidation.

“I want to appreciate the governor for giving us the leverage, which I think is a luck that we are having for now and I pray that it will not erode us.”

The participants, during the course of their training also learnt some entrepreneurial skills on the production of liquid soap, toilet cleaner, body perfume, air freshener, antiseptic soap and Izal.

Commenting on the training programme, the Commissioner for training and establishment, Alhaji Siju Lawal, explained that the objective of the Course was to give room for advancement and promotions on the job, which will enable workers to get their promotions promptly.

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