By Fredrick Okopie
LAGOS—THE Lagos State Government has urged those responsible for the training and re-training of the state’s public servants to equipped them with the most current skills and knowledge necessary to assist the government in the discharge of its constitutional and democratic duties.
The Government spoke through the Commissioner of Commissioner, State Ministry of Establishments, Training and Pensions, Dr. Akintola Oke, in Ikeja, at the training of directors from various ministries organised by the ministry, tagged, Policy analysis, development and implementation for policy analysts and developers in the Lagos state public service.
According to him: “Those involved in the policy process need to possess strong analytical skills and the ability to apply a variety of research and evaluation methods within a complex political and economic environment. As I have gleaned from the outline prepared by the facilitators of this training, this course will review the analytical approaches that are essential for effective policy development in modern times.
The dynamic and complex nature and characteristic of the problems that confront policy analysts and developers, the rationale for this training cannot but be acknowledged and given the resolve of the governor Ambode administration, to be a responsive and responsible democratic government acting in the interests of the people of Lagos State.”
He advised the participants to wholeheartedly embrace the training and open their minds to the new ideas that will be proposed to them.