In continuation of the 2-Day virtual enlightenment workshop on the ‘’New Normal’’, organised by Ogun State Government for its management staff, participants have been charged to think out of the box and bring out innovative ideas that would help the economic recovery drive of Governor Dapo Abiodun-led administration.
The Permanent Secretary, Bureau of Establishments and Training, Mrs. Lydia Fajounbo, who gave the charge during the training in Abeokuta, enjoined participants to promote positive team culture, in order to achieve government’s set objectives, appreciating Governor Abiodun for prompt release of funds for the virtual workshop, which according to her, would equip Ogun workers for the tasks ahead.
“As public servants, we don’t have to be doing the same thing and expect different result. The time now demands that we think outside the box. We should now bring up ideas to doing old things because, this is what the world expect from us and as public servants in Ogun State, we cannot do less”, she said.
In a Communique issued at the end of the programme, participants observed that the outbreak of Covid-19 had adversely impacted on the socio-economic activities across the world and Nigeria in particular, noting that the Civil Service was significant in recovery processes from the effect of the pandemic, while Civil Servants, as government’s engine room, should initiate innovative ideas to drive the economy.
They identified technology as a major driving force for innovations in the new workplace, while also noting team work as key to achieving organizational goals.
Highlight of the event was an award of a fully sponsored trip to Dubai, United Arab Emirates prize to Mr. Johnson Osanyinfemi, from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, having emerged as the winner in a general assignment for participants on “How innovative thinking could help improve work place performance and turn around the future of Ministries, Departments and Agencies, as well as adding value to the society”.
Press Officer, Office of the HoS