The Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, has assured the management of the Nigeria Institute of Management of the state government’s collaboration in building and improving human capacity within the state’s civil service.
Hamzat gave the assurance while receiving a delegation of the institute led by its Registrar, Mrs Taiwo Olusesi, on a courtesy visit to his office at the RoundHouse, Alausa, on Wednesday.
The Deputy Governor said: “Lagos is always open for better things and you will find in us partners when it comes to capacity building; we will support and work with you but the collaboration must be better in terms of the quality of human capacity development and sharpening of staff to achieve a better result.”
He charged the institute with providing quality training for civil servants, stressing that the state has different ministries and agencies that require different skills.
He added: “As such, the training cannot just be generic, it must be specific to the needs of the different Ministries, Agencies and Departments so that our staff can benefit immensely.”
He urged the institute to research new ways of delivering the content of the curriculum to the staff as the government has been seeking ways to maximise the benefits derived from the different training allotted yearly.
Earlier in her remarks, the Registrar, Olusesi, stated that the institute seeks better collaboration and to be more involved in the activities of the state government.
The registrar also urged the government to actively participate in their forthcoming conferences by sponsoring delegates and non-members of the institute to enhance capacity building across boards.