Sanwo-olu plans up­grade of work­ers’ train­ing in­sti­tute to var­sity

The Punch - - PHOTO NEWS - Sam­son Fo­larin

The Gover­nor of La­gos State, Baba­jide San­woolu, has re­vealed plans to up­grade the Pub­lic Ser­vice Staff De­vel­op­ment Cen­tre at Magodo, La­gos, to a univer­sity for the train­ing of state work­ers.

Sanwo-olu said the gov­ern­ment would con­tinue to ex­plore ways of ex­pand­ing the ca­pac­ity of the cen­tre to pro­vide hu­man ca­pac­ity de­vel­op­ment to achieve the state’s vi­sion of a 21st cen­tury econ­omy.

A state­ment on Sun­day said the gover­nor spoke dur­ing the 25 years an­niver­sary of PSSDC.

he was rep­re­sented at the event by the Sec­re­tary to the State Gov­ern­ment, Mrs Fo­lashade Jaji.

The gover­nor noted that as part of the ways of giv­ing the cen­tre the needed im­pe­tus for ex­pan­sion, his ad­min­is­tra­tion was con­sid­er­ing the up­grade of PSSDC to a univer­sity sta­tus for hu­man ca­pac­ity de­vel­op­ment.

he added that though the cen­tre had main­tained its lead­ing po­si­tion as an in­sti­tute for hu­man ca­pac­ity de­vel­op­ment in Nige­ria, it was time for PSSDC to as­pire to take the lead across the con­ti­nent of Africa.

The Com­mis­sioner for Es­tab­lish­ment, Train­ing and Pen­sions, Mrs Aji­bola Ponnle, said, “Since the in­cep­tion of this great ci­tadel of learn­ing, PSSDC has trained and re­trained 66,700 pub­lic ser­vice of­fi­cers and some man­agers in the pri­vate sec­tor and or­gan­ised not less than 2,300 cour­ses.”

The Di­rec­tor-gen­eral of PSSDC, Dr Senukon Ajose­har­ri­son, said the agency was seek­ing to deepen its part­ner­ship with more in­ter­na­tional in­sti­tutes.

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