Lagos State Commissioner for Establishments, Training and Pensions, Mrs. Ajibola Ponnle has said that the vision of the current administration for a 21st-century economy can only be achieved with a dedicated 21st century-compliant workforce.

Ponnle stated this recently at a meeting with the heads of Agencies, Departments and Units in the Ministry comprising Lagos State Pensions Commission, LASPEC; Civil Service Pensions Office, CSPO, and Public Service Staff Development Centre, PSSDC Magodo.

She said that it was imperative that the various agencies and members of staff be prepared to complement the vision of the State government in its quest to achieve a greater Lagos.

While saying that the mandate of the Ministry must be collectively pursued, Ponnle urged the officials of the Ministry to shun unhealthy rivalry, stressing that the Ministry could only be adjudged to be successful when all the agencies under its supervision excel.

She informed the staff that plans are already being made to organise a retreat for the Ministry’s officials where they would be able to synergise, strategise and devise methods of meeting the needs of the citizens and also surmounting the challenges that lie ahead of them.  

The Commissioner, however, craved for the support of the staff in the aspect of a sense of identity, collective ownership, direction and purpose.

She restated the commitment of the present administration to human capital development, career management, institutional policy reforms, pension matters and maintenance of harmonious industrial climate.

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