Lagos Charges Officers on Increased Responsibilities After Promotion

Fadekemi Ajakaiye

The Lagos State Government has urged Eligible Officers in the ongoing Year 2024 Promotion Exercise to be prepared for more responsibilities that are expected to come with their anticipated position.

The Chairman, Civil Service Commission Mrs. Olubunmi Fabamwo gave the advice on Tuesday at the opening ceremony of the physical sessions of the Year 2024 Promotion Exercise, Revised Structured Training Programme organised by the Civil Service Commission for those eligible, at the Adeyemi Bero Auditorium, Alausa Ikeja.

The chairman underscored the importance of understanding that promotions to higher Grade Levels, also comes with proportionate increase in responsibilities, and urged the officers not to only aspire for career progression but to take cognisance of the added duties and obligations that accompany such advancement.

She encouraged participants to utilise the training sessions as opportunities to hone their skills and acquire the necessary knowledge to excel in their prospective roles after promotion.

The Chairman reiterated the commitment of the Lagos State Civil Service Commission, in fostering a conducive environment for career development and advancement within the State Civil Service and assured the officers of the Commission’s support in their journey towards a higher level of competence and effectiveness.

Speaking on the theme of the Year 2024 Promotion Exercise, which is ‚ÄúPromoting Excellence and Professionalism”, Mrs. Fabamwo charged the Officers to imbibe professionalism in their respective duty posts, stressing that the excellence of Lagos must reflect in all they do.

She further averred that “The THEMESPlus Agenda of the current administration in Lagos State has become a reality adding that Civil Servants being the vehicle needed to actualize the vision must display high level of professionalism and excellence.

Earlier in his remarks, the Permanent Secretary, Civil Service Commission, Mr. Akinbode Obadina, said that the annual Promotion Exercise shows that the State Government cares about the welfare and career progression of its workforce that have diligently contributed their quota in their respective MDAs.

He enumerated some of the required criteria which are mandatory for Officers to earn Promotion to include: a satisfactory assessment of Staff Performance and Development Evaluation (SPADEV) and active participation in the two components of the Revised Structured Training Programme (RSTP), which are the Cross-Cutting Knowledge Training Sessions and the Job-Specific Training Sessions among others

One of the participants at the RSTP, Itunu-Oluwa Juliana, a Senior Fire Officer with Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, described the RSTP as an eye opener on what the expectations of their next level will be.

She said: “We have learnt what is expected of us in our present grade level and what is expected of us in our next grade level, the facilitators have been amazing for making the sessions interactive and engaging.”

Other dignitaries at the opening ceremony of the RSTP of the Year 2024 Promotion Exercise Include: Commissioner II, Civil Service Commission (CSC), Hon. Kamal Olorunoje, Commissioner III CSC, Mr. Babatunde Seriki, and Commissioner IV, CSC, Hon. Hodewu Suru-Avoseh.

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