Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, the Lagos State Governor, on Thursday warned civil servants in the state against importing odd ideas and policies that could impede productivity in the civil service.
According to Punch Metro, the governor spoke at a two-day training workshop on ‘Policy Analysis, Development and Implementation for Policy Analysts and Developers in the Lagos State Public Service,’ in Ikeja.
Ambode, who was represented by the Commissioner for Establishments, Training and Pensions, Dr Benson Oke, said participants were expected to exhibit qualities typical of effective policy analysts.
“Participating officers will be able to better appreciate the role government plays in society and its limitations and strengths compared with other social institutions, including markets, and how to integrate market analysis, cost-benefit analysis, comparative institutional analysis, and evaluation methods into policy research exercises,” he added.
Ambode stated that at the end of the training, the trainees would also be able to effectively engage in consultation, teamwork, and conflict management during policy formulation and analysis.
He said, “These objectives represent the indices regarded, as a matter of global best practices, as essential knowledge and practice for public sector policy experts. The values to be derived from them are not quantifiable.
“But, as always, we must take great pains to carefully domesticate them both institutionally and individually, taking care to avoid importing practices that are not workable under our local circumstances.”
He urged the workers to strive in attaining the highest standard of governance that the citizenry expected from the government.