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