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Oyo Trains 500 Workers on Basic Skills in English Language, ICT

The Oyo State Government has reiterated its commitment to training and equipping Civil and Public Servants with skills required for effective and efficient optimal performances just as about 500 participants have started undergoing training that will last within four days.

The Honourable Commissioner for Establishments and Training, Alhaji ‘Siju Lawal stated this while declaring open a one day workshop on basic ICT application and basic skills in English for language mastery for officers on grade levels 03 to 06 and 08 to 09 respectively, which started on Monday at Simeon Adebo Staff Development Centre, Secretariat, Ibadan.

Alhaji Lawal said the training of the 500 participants, which is in series, is a refresher course for key officers in various ministries, departments and agencies of Government and will last for two weeks with different related topics of discuss.

Charging the participants, he noted that officers must be well avast with basic information technology and be able to communicate in English language, stressing that about 60% of the world population communicate in English language.

He further stated that officers should be able to read and write so as to understand and process correspondences in official files accordingly.

Siju therefore expressed his appreciation to Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State for taking the welfare of the work force as a matter of priority and for training and re-training of workers at all levels.

Also in her address, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Establishments and Training, Mrs Oluyemisi Adebusuyi explained that, there is no limit to learning as it starts from birth till the last breath of every human.

She emphasized that trainings and workshops are eye openers that sharpen understanding and equally facilitate optimal developmental capacity and productivity of officers.

Adebusuyi advised the participants to put in their best in their various offices so as to reciprocate the good gestures of the Governor Seyi Makinde Led administration.

Earlier in her welcome address, the Director,  Management, Secretarial, Computer and Business Studies, Mrs Stella Okedum also called on the participants to make the best use of the enormous wealth of knowledge gained at the training to enhance their efficiency in their work schedules.

Other courses lined up in series for Civil and Public servants are; ‘Capacity building workshop on effective registry administration and communication for clerical officers,’ ‘Capacity building workshop programme on English Language for Administrative and Executive Officers,’ and ‘Performance Improvement Workshop for Account Officers and Auditors.’



Dr. Wasiu Olatubosun,

Honorable Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism,




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