Ogun State Commissioner for Industry, Trade and Investment, Mrs. Kikelomo Longe has tasked Civil and Public servants to inculcate the habit of developing themselves and sharpening their skills for improved service delivery.
The Commissioner gave the charge during a “Train the Trainers” programme, organized for Directors, Deputy Directors and Senior Officers in the Ministry, held at the Ministry’s Conference Room, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
Mrs. Longe stressed that workers must continue to widen their horizon of knowledge and learn latest trends, while also prioritizing team work for the actualisation of organisational goals and development of the State.
In his address, the initiator of the programme and Permanent Secretary, in Ministry Mr. Olu. Ola. Aikulola, said the identified gaps prompted the training, which he said would provide required skills for enhanced service delivery.
Aikulola called on participants to in turn train other Officers who were not in attendance, assuring that the training would be a regular feature, while the result would be evaluated through a feedback mechanism.
The Permanent Secretary, Civil Service Commission, and Guest Lecturer at the event, Alhaji Fatai Ogunlana, while delivering a lecture titled, “Handling of Official Documents and Registry Procedure in Public Service”, charged workers to regularly update their knowledge and avoid any arbitrary act, stressing that such an act was an abuse of office and counter–productive.
Ogunlana added that Officers, who were negligent or fraudulent, had no business working in the Civil or Public service, warning that such attitude would end up in embarrassment and loss of job for such Officers.
He added that Officers should never attempt to leak Official secrets, as those found guilty of such Offence would be liable to two years imprisonment, as stipulated in the Official secret Act.
Wale Osunbiyi & Ismail Oladipo,
Press Officers, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment