To ensure effectiveness in the Civil Service, Ogun State Head of Service (HoS), Mrs. Selimot Ottun has charged workers to imbibe right attitude, be more dedicated and proactive.

Mrs. Ottun gave the charge during a two-day workshop, organised for clerical officers, held at Staff Development Centre, Oke-Ilewo, Abeokuta, with the theme, “Attitudinal Change and Improving the Workplace Performance: Achieving Goals and Doing More with Less”.

 Mrs. Ottun said the programme was one of the series of trainings designed to providing necessary skills for the entire workforce towards further development of the State, urging them to ensure smooth workflow in their Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).

“I register my sincere gratitude to our amiable Governor, His Excellency, Prince Dapo Abiodun, for his excellent commitment to improving quality, productivity and efficiency of the Ogun State Public Service. All cadres, including clerical officers, are very pivotal’’, she stated.

While noting that attitude of the clerical officers would determine the performance of the MDAs, the HoS enjoined participants to ensure right attitude in carrying out their duties.

In her welcome address, the Permanent Secretary, Bureau of Establishment and Trainings, Mrs. Lydia Fajounbo, explained that the workshop was aimed at addressing new realities in the workplace, confront challenges of the new normal with appropriate skills, as well as empower staff to improve on their performances.

In his lecture, the Permanent Secretary, Civil Service Commission, Alhaji Kolawole Ogunlana, said educational, cultural and religious background, environment, colleagues’ influence and economy, were factors affecting attitude, admonishing the workforce to be courageous in doing what was morally right, as well as introduce creativity to make tasks interesting.

Contributing, the Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee, Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, Dr. (Mrs.) Bunmi Fatungase, said positive attitude towards work and other staff would contribute to the overall development of individual and the State.

Speaking on behalf of other participants, Mrs. Temitayo Odunfa from Ministry of Forestry and Mr. Mayowa Gabriel from Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board, appreciated government for the workshop, promising to use the knowledge gained for the development of their agencies.