Lagos implements public service reforms



The Lagos State government has reiterated its commitment for the continuous development of necessary institutional framework and implement reforms to enhance the capacity of the Public Service to deliver quality service through effective people management and synergy at the state and local government levels.

Speaking at a sensitisation forum held at the Lagos State Public Service Staff Development Centre (PSSDC) Magodo, last week, its Director-General, Mrs. Olubunmi Fabamwo, said that to deepen the understanding of the human resource reforms in the Lagos public service, public officers need their understanding must be deep.

Fabamwo restated that the primacy of deepening the human resource capabilities of officials in the promotion of Public Service’ excellence and in broadening the capacity of government to satisfy the yearnings and expectations of citizens cannot be overemphasized.

She further informed participants, essentially, Human Resource Officers and Council Clerks drawn from the 20 Local Governments and 37 Local Council Development Areas in the State that as leaders in the third tier of governance, their understanding and commitment to the human resource management reform agenda of the State would go a long way to promote service delivery effectiveness and governance in the local government and council development areas as well as ensure uniformity in people management across the tiers and sectors of government.

Also speaking at the event, the Director-General, Lagos State Office of Transformation Creativity and Innovation (OTCI), Toba Otusanya, clarified that the purpose of the human resource reform was to boost governance in the State by building a professional Public Service managed by professional human resource managers.

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