The Lagos State Government has held a specialised induction/training ceremony for 8,650 newly employed as well as newly deployed senior officers in the state civil service.
Declaring the induction ceremony open at the Lagos State Public Service Staff Development Centre, Magodo, on Monday, the Head of Service, Mr Hakeem Muri-Okunola, noted that the ceremony also doubled as a specialised induction course of newly employed public service officers on Grade Level 07 and above on the core principles of the state civil service.
Represented by the Permanent Secretary, Public Service Office, Olasunkanmi Oyegbola, Muri-Okunola urged the new inductees to leverage the already well established structure of the state civil service “which is a trailblazer in the country and sub-Saharan Africa.”
He harped on key areas in the service with the ‘KSA’ acronym, which, according to him, stands for “knowledge, skills and attitude,” saying that attitude occupied a prime place among the three as “it determines one’s altitude in service.”
In their goodwill messages, the Permanent Secretary, Establishment and Training, Olawale Musa, and the Chairperson, Lagos State Health Service Commission, Atinuke Onayiga, charged the inductees to embrace the growth mindset which would propel their performance irrespective of the sector of the service they were deployed.
Earlier, the Director-General PSSDC, Magodo, Adekunmilola Adio-Moses, said the induction/training consisted of the orientation, socialisation, and acquisition of core skills relevant to the inductees’ offices and schedule of service.
Adio-Moses said, “The induction process is hereby tailored to equip you with the essential knowledge, skills, and mindset necessary for your optimal performance. This preparation empowers you to play a pivotal role in the continuous transformation occurring within the state.”
The DG noted that the 8,650 inductees comprised 2,977 education officers; 3,413 health personnel; 87 administrative officers; 117 audit officers; and 144 house officers.
Others included 132 law enforcement officers; 96 fire officers; and 1,597 others.