Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu reaffirms duty to promote professionalism in Lagos State’s civil service and public sector.
Sanwo-Olu emphasized that the state government will continue its partnership with the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPM) to ensure professionalism within the human resources sector of the civil service.
The Governor made this statement during a courtesy visit to the Lagos House, Marina by the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria, represented by its President and Chairman of the Governing Council, Mr. Olusegun Mojeed.
He stated, “I am well aware that the Lagos State Public Service recognizes the value that the CIPM brings to the professional development of the human resources cadre in the civil service. Having previously served as the Commissioner for Establishment, Pensions, and Training, I have consistently advocated for the need to instill a professional ethos across all possible cadres within the service.”
“I am delighted that this commitment continues, and we will witness a growing number of civil servants and public servants pursuing professional certifications from the institute. I believe that the CIPM certification is highly appropriate. It serves to underscore professionalism as a fundamental pillar of the civil service, ensuring that the Human Resources cadre is not open to all.”
Regarding the 55th anniversary celebration of the Institute set to take place in Abuja next week, where Sanwo-Olu will be the Special Guest of Honour, he noted that CIPM has made significant progress over the last decade and is now among the leading professional institutes in both the private and public sectors.
Earlier in the meeting, Mr. Mojeed commended Sanwo-Olu for his administration’s commendable performance and good governance over the past four and a half years.
He stated, “Lagos has achieved major milestones and witnessed remarkable projects designed to alleviate the burdens on the average citizen of Lagos and advance progress and prosperity for the people, aiming for a Greater Lagos.”