By Bimbo Ogunnaike
Lagos State Commissioner for Establishment,Establishments, Training and Pensions, Ajibola Ponnle, has said that the state Governor, Babajide Sanwo – Olu, is committed and focused to actualise vision of making Lagos one of the top-5 African cities of choice to invest, live, work and recreate as a tourist destination.
Ponle disclosed this on Tuesday at the Opening Ceremony of the year 2019 Trade Union Congress Annual Training for Union members, held at Presken Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos.
Ponnle, who was represented at the event by the Permanent Secretary, Office Of Establishment and Training,Abiodun Bamgboye, noted that the present administration under the Leadership of Sanwo-Olu is resolute to build a greater Lagos anchored on inclusiveness, shared vision and prosperity, investment in people, safe environment and eco-friendly infrastructural development .
According to the Commissioner, the present administration is deploying the T.H.E.M.E.S(Transportation and Traffic Management ,Health and Environment,Education and Technology,Making Lagos a 21st century Economy,Entertainment and Tourism,Security and Governance) agenda its strategic thrust for service delivery, stressing that the outcome ultimately is better quality of life and improved standard of living of the good people of the State.
She, however commended the Union for the Year 2019. Annual Training for Union members with the theme “Labour Leadership: Growth, Opportunities and Challenges” as well thought-out and insightful.
The commissioner emphasised that the leadership of labour, like any other, therefore must be better equipped with skills, knowledge, competences and attitude to manage their followers in a more creative and productive manner.
She maintained that as a strategic partner with the Labour Centres & Trade Unions, her Ministry look forward to a more robust and rewarding government – labour relationship.
Earlier in his address, the Lagos State Chairman, Trade Union Congress, Comrade Gbenga Ekundayo, stressed that the essence of the training was to format members minds about the old ways of doing things.
Other one, according to him, reset of minds towards better opportunities that will not conflict with the fundamental purposes of Trade Unionism, which should be aimed at developing the Industry and bulwalk against industrial conflicts.