The Lagos State Ministry of Establishments, Training and Pensions in conjunction with VITECH Trainers, has organised a training for civil servants.
Speaking during the opening session of the workshop that focused on: ?Integrating contemporary business leadership into the corporate governance model of the Lagos State Civil Service, Commissioner, Ministry of Establishments, Training and Pensions, Dr. Akintola Benson said Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has observed that reforms must be informed by the expectations of citizens.
He said the overriding observation today is that citizens expect the government to comply with global best practices in democratic governance.
He said: ?Before embarking on such a venture, however, it is useful to bear in mind the specific practical and empirical illustrations of the expectations from the citizenry from the government. In addition to that, it is helpful to analyse the various theories on leadership styles that may be adapted and thereafter adopted into the Lagos State civil service to bring about efficiency-oriented reforms.
?Generally, the citizenry is rightly expecting public sector reforms that will improve government efficiency, increase citizen satisfaction, careate citizen buy-in and increase government transparency and accountability, engage them in the decision-making processes of the government and improve government responsiveness.
?With these expectations firmly in mind, it is gratifying to note that in Lagos, we have a government that has boldly embraced this challenge of modernising governance and approaching the task of public administration. The governor is poised to examine those areas, processes and institutions and practices that need to be overhauled or lin order to achieve this end. In approving this training, he is espousing a vision of a Lagos where government objectives, processes and services meet the contemporary global standards and reasonable expectations of the citizens.?