Ogun State Government has said that training and retraining of employees in specialised fields remain its priority for optimal performance.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Lateef Yusuf reiterated this at a four-day training, tagged: “Hands-on Intensive Procurement”, organised by the Nigeria Institution of Civil Engineers (NICE) for engineers in the State, at the Nigeria Society of Engineers’ Secretariat in Abeokuta.
Represented by the Director of Mechanical Engineering, Engr. Akeem Ayonuga, Engr. Yusuf said the training became imperative to avail Engineers in the Ministry on the rules of Electronic Procurement Procedures, as well as the criteria for efficient service delivery, noting that it would impact, improve performance and enhance self-worth of the Engineers.
’’This training is commendable as 36 Engineers and Technicians from the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure benefited. These will provide a competitive and comparative advantage for Engineers on Electronic Procurement Procedures, which are being used for contract bidding around the world. I believe our Engineers will be more productive at their duties”, he enthused.
Speaking, the resource person, Engr. Bashiru Olaiwola explained the essence of tender evaluation in procurement procedures, saying there were laws guiding it, hence the need to acquire more knowledge for efficient delivery.
In her address, Chairman, NICE, Engr. Grace Amusan stated that the training was organised to ensure that Engineers have the right skills in procurement evaluation, execution which would be beneficial for the upward development of their responsibilities, assuring that the training would be a regular affair to upscaling its members.
While lauding the State government for sponsoring Engineers in the Ministry for training, the Director of Planning, Research and Statistics, Engr. Segun Olatunji and a participant, Engr. Ganiyu Akinde said the training was an added advantage for improved performance and transparency on Procurement Procedures, calling for more training to boost their productivity.