The Chairman of the Ogun state Local Government Service Commission, Chief Kola Olumide Ogun said the commission has sponsored a total of 431 workers of different professional callings for training courses in various higher institutions in the specific areas relevant to Local Government Service.
According to Chief Olumide, a total of 86 officers went for such courses in 2003, while 64 benefited in the following year, adding that 101 officers were trained in 2005, 91 in 2007 and 77 in 2008, stressing that 12 officers are already undergoing courses for the current year.
The Chairman noted that approval had also been granted to 211 officers to undergo part-time studies and sandwich programmes in various institutions, saying about 2,500 staffers were exposed to different training programmes annually.
Speaking further on the promotion of staff, Chief Olumide said the Commission promoted 2,943 eligible qualified members of staff between 2003 and 2007 as a way of boosting their morale, adding that arrangements are in top gear to organize promotion examinations for the 1,153 senior officers that were qualified for promotion in 2008 in collaboration with the Administrative staff college of Nigeria (ASCON) Topo, Badagry.
He added that promotions of Junior staffers are being effected by the Junior Staff Management Committee (JSMC)n in all the 20 Local Governments in the State.