Ekiti HOS reaffirms government’s commitment to building workforce capacity




Ekiti State Head of Service, Mrs. Olapeju Babfemi has said the state
government under the administration of Dr. Kayode Fayemi is paying
greater attention to capacity building and training of the workforce
in spite of paucity of fund.

Babafemi stated this while playing host to the leadership of the
Institute of Strategic Management, Nigeria in her office recently.

She noted that the State Civil Service is blessed with people with
great intellectual abilities, who only need training on the job to
bring out the best in them. This, according to her, the State
government has embarked on, with capacity building for workers across
the cadres.

She promised to embark on more trainings and capacity building for the
workforce, saying, ‘don’t blame them, if you can’t train them’.

Earlier, the Registrar of the Institute, Mr. Obitunde Obiyemi
described the new Head of Service as a committed member of the
Institute, noting that her contributions has helped to strengthen the

He pledged the support of the Institute to the Ekiti State Civil
Service towards bridging leadership gap and ensuring a virile Civil
Service in the State.

He further commended the state government for finding two members of
the Institute, Mrs. Peju Babafemi and The General Manager of the
Broadcasting Service of Ekiti State, BSES, Mr. Olu Popoola worthy of
leadership positions.

In a another development, the Chief Managing Director of the Ekiti
State University Teaching Hospital, Prof Kayode Olabanji has pledged
the support of the Hospital to the Head of Service.

Speaking during a courtesy visit with the Management team of the
Hospital, the CMD expressed confidence in the ability of Mrs. Babafemi
to build on the achievements of her predecessor and take the state
civil service to greater heights.

The Head of Service commended the EKSUTH management team for working
round the clock to provide creditable health care services to people
of the state.

She pledged a robust relationship with leadership of Institutions as
well as other stakeholders in Ekiti State

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