Ogun restates commitment to training of workforce


Dr Nofiu Olatunde Aigoro, Ogun state Head of Service

Adejoke Monsurat, Abeokuta

Ogun State Government said it is committed to the continuous training and retraining of its workforce for optimal performance and better service delivery.

The state Head of Service, Dr Nofiu Olatunde Aigoro stated this when he declared open a two-day management retreat.

The retreat was put together by the Ministry of Environment and its sister agencies, the Ogun State Environmental Protection Agency OGEPA and Ogun State Waste Management Authority OGWAMA with the theme “Refocussing Strategies for Better Environmental Governance in Ogun State”.

Aigoro said continuous training and re-training became necessary so that the state workforce – who are the greatest asset of any government will be exposed to current global methodologies in their area of competence for better service delivery to the people of the state.

He added that aside from the government – organised training and re-training, the state workforce should also harp on self development by joining professional bodies to further enhance their productivity and marketability in the global competitive market.

He, therefore, commended the Ministry of Environment and its sister agencies for putting together the two-day management retreat which he said will allow for bonding among the participants and have direct bearing on their environmental efficiency and productivity.

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Speaking earlier, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Environment, Mr Ola Oresanya said the retreat was organized to give the management team in the environment sector the desired opportunity to re-think and re-strategize on their previous work plans for better performance.

He added that at the end of the retreat, the participants would be able to achieve more individually and collectively.

Oresanya also used the opportunity to reiterate the desire of the present government to make Ogun State one of the cleanest in Nigeria.

He noted that most of the ongoing environmental reforms in the state are geared towards this goal.

He charged residents and visitors to the state to comply with all the laid-down reforms for a better,cleaner and liveable Ogun State.

Some of the papers presented at the retreat include “Domesticating Global Best Practices in Environmental Governance,Strategic Planning for Change Management, Vision of the Past Administration on Environment – the Pitfall and Ways of Preventing Future Occurrences, Strategic Environmental Management, Health and Career Talk and Information Management.

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