Ambode tasks civil servants on quality service delivery

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode during an inspection of road construction PHOTO: LAGOS STATE

The Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has charged civil servants in the state to act as leaders on their duty post in order to deliver good governance and provide dividend of democracy.

Speaking at the opening of a two-day training on ‘Essential Qualities of Leadership’, Ambode, represented by the Commissioner for Establishment, Training and Pensions, Dr Akintola Oke, said that organisations will make huge leaps of progress when their officers are first and foremost leaders in their own right, whether those officers be low level officers or in the highest echelons of management.

He said: “We can all agree that organisations will make rapid progress and experience exponential growth when its units and teams and departments are headed by persons who understand what leadership means and who have imbibed the essential attributes of leadership.”

He further said that good leadership also fosters effective planning which is important when it comes to meeting organisational goals. According to him, quality leadership is important during times of crisis and when dealing with relationship between co-workers.

He noted that in the absence of strong leadership, an organisation might record slow growth or stall completely and eventually lose its competitiveness and direction.

Speaking on the content of the training, he said+ “You will learn how to efficiently and effectively recognise behaviours in others as well as to look inward to recognise your own behaviour type.

“You will also be taken through strategies for confidence building and understand how to best give and receive feedback as well as asking difficult questions.”

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