Lagos State Trains 15,000 Workers with N1Bn. The money was spent by Lagos State to improve efficiency and business project management.
The Amode-led Lagos State Government says it spent N1bn to train no fewer than 15,000 public servants in 2016. The allocation for training was raised from N149m invested in 2015 to N1bn.
Commissioner for Establishments, Training and Pensions, Dr Benson Oke, said this on Tuesday at the opening of a three-day specialised training, organised by the state government in collaboration with Vitech Trainers – a world-class training firm with an impressive clientele.
The commissioner represented by the Permanent Secretary, Establishments and Training, Folashade Ogunnaike, said improving the business process was a new concept in the government sector.
“The N1bn budgeted for training of public servants for this year was judiciously used to train over 15,000 public servants, both home and abroad.
“Recent high-profile economic failures made it imperative to focus on improving business process. The training will increase efforts to achieve greater social economic height.”
“What we intend to do is to merge business project management with the decision-making processes that cut across governance and dump outdated practice of being stereotype in government practices.
“Business project management is a systematic approach to making an organisation’s workflow more effective and capable of adapting to an ever-changing environment.
The Managing Director, Vitech Trainers, Olalekan Okediji, said previous training led to changes in the ways public servants handled managerial work and had enhanced efficiency and improvement in public service delivery.