BY SAMUEL ABULUDE, Lagos
Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has charged civil servants in the state to acquire commercial and behavioural skills to be able to cope in a market driven economy.
Ambode who stated this in Lagos, while fielding questions from journalists shortly after receiving award from the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria, (CIPM) emphasized that human resources in the Civil Service must acquire commercial skills and behaviours.
According to the governor who was represented by the Commissioner for Establishments, Training and Pensions, Dr. Benson Oke, this would ensure that many more civil servants feel confident and competent in a world where services were increasingly commissioned from the private and voluntary sectors.
“We need to take decisions and assess risk based on our knowledge of markets and be judged on whether taxpayers’ money has been spent wisely to deliver the right outcome,” he said.
Ambode added that the human resources in the civil service must lead and manage change, saying that “change is a constant feature of the modern Civil Service. We need to manage these changes and ensure that our teams are equipped to embrace new ways of working.”
More so, the governor said that the human resources in the civil service must deliver successful projects and programmes.
“This calls for increasing our ability to deliver the Government’s priorities, ‘right first time’, drawing on project management disciplines and methodologies to achieve predictable, consistent, robust results.”
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