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Lagos info managers receive training

18 June 2014, 20:06

Lagos - The Lagos State Ministry of Information and Strategy, has commenced the training of information managers in the state employ.

The exercise is in collaboration with the State Partnership for Accountability, Responsiveness and Capability (SPARC).

Oluranti Odutola, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information and Strategy, said the purpose of the training was to sharpen the skills of all information managers in the state civil service towards the effective communication of reforms that had taken place overtime in the state.

“Training and re-training of members of staff remain a priority of the present administration in order to continually enhance service delivery in the quest to deliver the dividends of democracy while serving about 20 million Lagosians,” she said.

Noting that the state had introduced series of reforms in the civil service to enhance its business processes and make it effective and efficient, she stressed that some of the reforms include the automation of the accounting process, introduction of the Medium Term Sector Strategy in Budgeting, activation of the Human Resources module in Oracle and introduction of Service Charter among others.

Odutola reiterated that the training programme was basically designed for Heads of Public Relations Units in Ministries, Departments and Agencies in order to equip them with the skills needed in disseminating these reforms effectively to the general public as well as acquaint them with new development in the civil service for future growth.

Odutola expressed her appreciation to SPARC for partnering the state in organizing the training for the benefit of all information managers.

The three-day training programme with the theme, “Basic Skills for Information Management” will end on Friday.

- CAJ News

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