Lagos Holds Retreat for Directors of Admins, HR Managers

… Charges them on Effective, Efficient Service Delivery

In efforts to improve human resources and administration management of Lagos public servants, the Lagos State government held a three-day retreat programme for Directors of Admin and Human Resources in the Lagos State Public Service.

The training which was held on the instructions of the state Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu was organised through the Office of the Head of Service, Public Service Office for the public workers.

Delivering a keynote address at the opening session of the three-day retreat held at the Lagos Continental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, the Head of Service, Mr Hakeem Muri- Okunola charged the Directors and Human Resource Managers to see themselves as professionals who ensure processes and procedures effectively and efficiently align with the goals and objectives of MDAs that are critical to the Lagos T.H.E.M.E.S agenda.

The Head of Service, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Public Service Office, Mrs Sunkanmi Oyegbola, urged the managers to be innovative and creative in their approach to deliverables by encouraging and ensuring that their team attend training on the Learning Management System and create a mutual working relationship within and around their work environment.

He also enjoined them to keep the flag flying in the strategic HR Eco-Systems by ensuring that they have a clear understanding of roles and act as a Northern star for ministries, departments and agencies they are posted.

“As Directors of Admin and Human Resource, you must all be innovative and creative in your approach to deliverables by ensuring and encouraging your team to attend training on the learning management system (LMS), monitoring post-training and introduction of a learning clinic within your MDAs for knowledge sharing”, Muri-Okunola said.

He also urged the HR managers to encourage their downlines to set goals that will help drive overarching objectives while encouraging self-development and growth.

Earlier, the Permanent Secretary, Public Service Office, Mrs Sunkanmi Oyegbola, advised participants to maximize the advantages of the programme and emphasised that now is the time to rescue our cadre and return it to the enviable position it occupied in the past.

She urged them to bite the bullet where necessary to attract, nurture and retain the best talents in the HR cadre.

“Let’s utilise the rare opportunity to harness the wealth of knowledge from our facilitators with a view to adding value to our work. Also, this is an avenue away from work to freely interact with your colleagues and share experience or understand new work culture. Now is the time to rescue our cadre and return it to the enviable position”, Oyegbola said.

Also in her remarks, the Director, Service Matters, Public Service Office, Princess Bopo Oyekan-Ismaila, urged the participants to utilize the opportunity of the retreat to learn new things that would affect the state positively.