Administrative officers across Nigeria are encouraged to embrace digitalization and foster a culture of innovation. This call to action emerged from a recent five-day training program held at the Tai Solarin University of Education in Ogun State, attended by administrative officers from both the private and public sectors.
The communique, signed by the university’s Registrar, Mr. Dapo Oke, emphasized the importance of modern administrative trends for efficient service delivery in 21st-century Nigerian organizations. The participants, comprising seasoned administrators, industry leaders, and senior civil servants, explored various aspects of efficient service delivery and technology-driven administration.
The resolutions reached during the conference underscore the need for organizations to adopt digitalization, automation, innovation, and technology to curb excessive administrative expenses. Moreover, they highlighted the significance of data management, employee empowerment, and training in enhancing overall efficiency and productivity.
The communique further stressed the importance of recognizing and rewarding staff for their hard work and encouraging effective and efficient production. Additionally, it emphasized the need for universities to prioritize security architecture and improve funding mechanisms.
In a nod to gender equality, the conference urged women not to prioritize marriage and motherhood over career advancement. Professional administrators were also encouraged to uphold ethical standards, exhibit teamwork behavior, and demonstrate strong communication skills, integrity, and accountability. Safeguarding sensitive information was deemed crucial, except in cases of security breaches and life-saving situations.
To maximize effectiveness, professional administrators were advised to develop well-defined plans, design appropriate guidelines, and establish clear implementation strategies and standards of action. Maintaining control over their workloads through established rules and regulations, guidelines, and procedures was also emphasized as essential for achieving desired results.