In a bid to improve the performance and upgrade the skill of its personnel, the Lagos State Ministry of the Environment has trained its officers on work ethics to enhance attitudinal change as well as effective and optimum service delivery.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of the Environment, Mr. Abiodun Bamgboye who declared the training open, stated that the three-day in-house training programme was designed for clerical officers, drivers, office attendants and cleaners of the Ministry.
Bamgboye averred that the training programme was organized to reposition these categories of staff for an effective and optimum service delivery as well as prepare them for future challenges in their various chosen careers.
He stated also that the training programme was another milestone in the programmes of the present administration to consolidate the base of the State government and ensure effective service delivery to the citizenry.
According to Bamgboye, the theme of the training course, “Work Ethics and Attitudinal Change for Effective Service Delivery” was carefully chosen to reflect on the ethos and norms of the Public Service.
“For some time now, there has been an increase in the report of indiscipline, disloyalty, corruption and other social vices emanating from Public Officers in the service. Today most public servants lack the right skills, attitude and knowledge for delivering effective social services to the populace”, he said.
He emphasised the need for continued training and development of human resources for optimal performance and acquisition of required skills, attitude and competencies.
Bamgboye informed that “The new Human Resource Management practice lays much emphasis on human capital development, learning and motivation of employees to enable them to acquire the needed skills, attitude and competencies to perform their duties effectively and efficiently”.
The Permanent Secretary, therefore, enjoined participants to use the opportunity provided by the training to develop their skills, attitude and knowledge to enhance their work.