John Odigie Oyegun Public Service Academy Managing Director Imuwahen Ajoonu says the center has embarked on training civil servants in Edo state to ensure they are better equipped and more effective in carrying out their duties .

Talking with the punch Commenting on the recently concluded training for heads of ministries, departments and agencies, Ajoonu said the training was in line with Governor Godwin Obaseki’s institutional reform agenda for the state.

He said the training was also aimed at strengthening officials through capacity building.

She said: “What we have chosen to do with this training is upskill and reorganize the civil service in the belief that this would make civil servants stronger through capacity building. It will also ensure that they can effectively perform their duties.”

He added: “We brought in consultants to do some work and they produced a Culture Service Report, which allowed us to see some of the gaps within the system. The report dealt more with low stakeholder orientation and we hope to address that through training of our staff.

“The last one we did was on critical thinking and problem solving. We invited our directors from all of our MDAs and took them through a two-day learning experience on the subject. We test and experiment with gamification where participants go online, log in, and this also aligns with our e-government policy.”

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