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LAGOS RECORDS ANOTHER FIRST IN THE HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PRACTICE

Lagos State
Government has recorded another first in its professional practice of the Human
Resource Management (HRM) in Nigeria, as it has inaugurated the first ever
Personnel Practitioners Consultative Association in the Public Service.

Speaking at
the Inauguration Ceremony of the Alausa Personnel Practitioners’ Consultative
Association (PPCA), a platform established to ensure deeper Professionalism of
the HR Practice, the Head of Service, Mrs. Folashade Adesoye stated that the
event was a historic one and a Milestone in the continuous growth and
development of the Admin and Human Resource Cadre in the Lagos State Public
Service.

 According to her this Inauguration is an
indication of the commitment of State Public Service to professionalism and
best practice, especially, in line with the emergence of Lagos as a Smart City.

 She added that the theme of the inauguration
Ceremony which is “Sustaining Growth Mindset through HR”, is not only apt but
timely, and represents efforts at strengthening and intensifying the
re-orientation strategy, to prepare for the onerous task of starring Lagos
State as a Mega City.

 She therefore urged all HR Practitioners in
Lagos State Public Service to Understand the Concept of Change and the need to
Influence the Mindset of the people around them from a Fixed to a Growth
Mindset while also embracing Creativity and Innovation.

While
Commending His Excellency, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, the Governor of Lagos State for
his approval of the HR Practice in the State’s Public Service; the Chartered
Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPM) for supporting a very high
standard of HR practice as well as their Significant Contribution to its Growth
and Development; the HOS Congratulated the PPCA and assured CIPM of the State’s
Commitment to its objectives.

The
President, Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPM),  Mr. Udom Uko Inoyo, represented by the Vice
President, CIPM Mr Olawale Adediran while applauding HR Practitioners in
the  Lagos State Public Service for
attaining this feat, added that the PPCA is a vital organ of the State’s
Branch, established to ensure that the Objective for which the CIPM was
established is achieved across all geo-political locations.

 “We are Proud this Transition Agenda of the
Lagos State Government from Personnel to Professional Human Resource Management
has achieved success and is now a Model Brand”, he said.

In his Goodwill
Message, the Director General, Office of Transformation, Creativity and
Innovation Mr Toba Otusanya while reflecting on the Journey so far from the
transition Stage to the Present HR Practice in Lagos State, Stated that there
were series of Stakeholder’s engagement held in Lagos State before the
establishment of the HR.

“We
established the Implementation Working Group, through them about 158 Public
Servants/Members became CIPM Certified” he said.

 He added that as a result of the good
foundation laid, the State was able to Participate in the 2017 CIPM HR-Best
Practice Awards, where Lagos won the Public Sector Category.

 While urging Agencies who were yet to fully
implement the HR Practice to commence soon and embrace the Profession in its
entirely, the DG encouraged HR Practitioners in the State to always share their
talents with their Colleagues, while also utilizing the resources made
available at the CIPM to further develop themselves.

The DG
suggested that the Platform should also be used to debate Policy Issues; adding
that OTCI is Part of the PPCA and would be willing to assist in order to
accelerate development in the State.

The Guest
Speaker Mr Olusegun Mojeed In his Presentation titled “Sustaining Growth
Mindset through HR”, said, Mindset is at the foundation of everything and HR is
about People.

According to
him, the need to move away from a Fixed Mindset to a Growth Mindset cannot be
over-emphasized, especially as it relates to the HR Practice in the State. He
therefore urged the HR Practitioners to embrace the Outward Mindset which
according to him is more Important than the Growth Mindset, as becoming more
Outward would make them see the needs, objectives and challenges of others;
adjust their efforts to be more helpful to others; while also ensuring that
they measure and hold themselves accountable for the Impact of their Work on
others.

Other
Speakers at the event who also gave their Goodwill Messages include the
Permanent Secretary Public Service Office, Mr. Bashir Braimoh; Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Information and Strategy, Mrs Kofoworola Awobamise the DG, Public
Service Staff Development Centre (PSSDC), Magodo, Mr. Senukon Ajose–Harrison;
and the former Director General, Public Service Staff Development Centre,
Magodo, Mrs. Regina Olubunmi Fabanwo.

The
Inauguration Ceremony which ended on a good note with CIPM members reciting
their Oath of Allegiance, had in attendance representatives of the bodies of
Permanent Secretaries, Director Generals; Members of the CIPM National Body and
State Chapter as well as HR Practitioners in the State.