Ogun State Government has begun a two-day training of 129 engineers at the Bureau of Electrical Engineering Services (BEES), to enhance professionalism and improve service delivery.

Flagging off the training, at the conference hall of the Civil Service Commission, with the theme, ‘’Civil Service Ethics and Aspirations for Optimum Service Delivery, the Chairman, body of Permanent Secretaries and Permanent Secretary, Bureau of Establishment and Training, Mrs. Ajibola Chokor said the training would help participants improve on their productivity.

Chokor, who noted that the training, which cuts across different cadres of officers in the Bureau, was geared towards improving participants’ performance in their various fields, enjoining participants to reciprocate government’s good gestures by ensuring quality service delivery and adhere strictly to the guidelines of the Civil Service.

She advised them to be computer literate, as their promotion examinations would be Computer Based Test (CBT), from Grade Level six to 10.

Speaking, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works and Infrastructure, who is also the supervisor for the Bureau, Engr. Kayode Ademolake, appreciated the State government for organising the training, while urging participants to have basic knowledge of what their responsibilities are, in order to build their confidence and boost their overall output.

“Training presents a prime opportunity to expand our knowledge base and the understanding of our responsibilities, as it will make us better, efficient and effective in the discharge of our duties”, he stated.

He charged them to be appreciative of the rare privilege presented by this training and tap from the vast knowledge of the guest lecturer, while urging them to be good ambassadors of the agency.

Delivering a paper on the theme, the Permanent Secretary, Bureau of Establishments and Training, Alhaji Kola Ogunlana, harped on tactfulness of staff, saying it was a necessary skill in dealing with people and enhances the efficiency of the office and public satisfaction.

Ogunlana also charged the officers to maintain integrity and desist from any act inimical to ethics and morality of the service, adding that human resource managers must be at the forefront of the implementation of any effort geared towards improving organizational efficiency and effectiveness.

Earlier in her remark, the Director of Administration and Supplies, BEES, Mrs. Temitope Adeyemi, explained that the purpose of the in-house training was to expose participants to the knitty-gritty of the Civil Service, saying, “the Civil Service is the engine room of the Government and promotion of the ethics, which will go a long way in ensuring qualitative service delivery, must be ensured’’.

Abisola Funmilayo,

Press Officer, BEES


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