Thursday, June 16, 2022


In  continuation of its mandate at ensuring quality and effective workforce at the local government level in the state, the Ogun State Local Government Service Commission has organized a short course and update meeting for Community Health Extension Workers (CHEW) serving in Abeokuta North, Ewekoro, Yewa North and Imeko-Afon Local Governments.

In the release sent to Caveatimes online newspaper.com duly signed by the Head of  Information Unit, Mr. Bosun Ola Onabanjo; stated that the training featured on the successful hosting of the same Programme in  Ijebu and Remo zones.

Speaking at the Ogun Central  and Yewa zones workgroup  held at Crescent Center in Leme, Abeokuta, the Chairman Ms. Olivia Olubukunola Onabanjo said the Dapo Abiodun led government takes training and re-training of workers as a priority, for them to stand out amongst the comity of Local Governments in the country.
Her words "Our mission statement epitomizes the service that is effective and efficient in the service delivery, provided by a crop of well trained and disciplined personnels. It is therefore imperative to justify our huge investment in human capital development, through our individual and collective contributions to improving service delivery at the grassroot".

She added that "the short course is of utmost importance because this cadre occupies prominent position in the strategic implementation of the Primary Health Care programme  of the Government, saying that, there is need for constant training and retraining to upgrade  knowledge and skills as well as roles of Community Health Extension Workers and to expose them to new trends in health service delivery system through some carefully selected topics.
"She said the training will also equip participants to cope with the changes and challenges brought about  by the Covid-19 pandemic that ravaged the country and the entire world at large.

While believing that it will also give members of the public a change of mind concerning the attitude of primary health care staff generally.
Speaking further, the Permanent Secretary, Local Government Service Commission, Dr. Adeolu Olufowobi stressed the importance of the training as it will equip Community Health Extension Workers on modern day technology and also rebrand them to fit into the assingment given to them.

While appreciating the commission, one of the participants who spoke on behalf of others promised to improve in the discharge of their duties at the grassroots level.

He then appealed to the commission that,  like an Oliver Twist, "their cadre requested for more of this gesture".

The programme which was held at the Crescent Muslim Hall, Leme, Abeokuta, had in attendance, the Chairman, Local Government Service Commission, Ms. Olivia Olubukunola Onabanjo, the Full-Time Commissioners, the  Permanent Secretary, Dr. Adeolu Olufowobi  and Directors in the Local Government Service Commission

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