Ogun State Local  Government Service Commission Harps on Training, Re-Training of its Workforce

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By Gboyega Oniyide

The Ogun State Local Government Service Commission, LGSC, has said it will continue to give the training and re-training of its workers an upmost priority in order for the workers to be in line with best global practices.

The Chairman, Local Government Service Commission, Ms. Olivia Olubukunola Onabanjo said this in Ijebu ode, on Tuesday, while declaring open, a day short course and update meeting on information and communication technology for Confidential Secretaries and Secretarial Assistants in the Council Area.

According to her, the government takes training and re-training of its workforce as a priority, for them to stand out amongst the comity of local governments in the country.

Her words “Our mission statement epitomized the service that is effective and efficient in the service delivery, provided by a crop of well trained and disciplined personnels. it is therefore imperative to justify our huge investment in human resources development, through our individual and collective contributions to improving service delivery at the grassroot”.

She opined that “the short course is of utmost importance because of the confidentiality ascribed to the duties of the two cadres of the trainees.

“You have unfettered access to classified information, which requires you to be cautious in your actions, in order not to jeopardize the integrity of the service,

“The secretarial activities have gone beyond the cutting of stencils, cyclostyling and use of typewriters, we are in digital age, we cannot afford to remain staunch on our primitive ways of doing things” LGSC chairman said.

While speaking, the Permanent Secretary, Local Government Service Commission, Dr. Adeolu Olufowobi, stressed the importance of the training as it will equip the confidential secretaries and secretarial assistants on modern day technology and also rebrand them to fit into the assignment given to them.

While appreciating the commission, Mrs Oyedele Oluwatosin, on behalf of the participants promised, there will be improvement in the discharge of their duties at the grassroots level.

She then appealed to the commission that, like an Oliver Twist, “their cadre requested for more of this gesture”.

The programme which was held at the Millennium Hall, Ijebu Ode-local Government, had in attendance, the Chairman, LGSC, Ms. Olivia Olubukunola Onabanjo; Full-Time Commissioners, the Permanent Secretary, Dr. Adeolu Olufowobi and Directors in the Local Government Service Commission.


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