OHCSF, foundation to equip directors

The Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF) is set to implement a training programme facilitated by the Aig-Imoukhuede Foundation (AIF) to equip Directors in the Federal Civil Service with essential leadership, project management, and communication skills through a targeted training programme, organisers have disclosed.

The initiative is a new collaboration with the Oil Producers Trade Section (OPTS), an industry group of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) representing about 30-member oil and gas companies that are registered in Nigeria and have an Oil Prospecting License or an Oil Mining License.

The AIF affirmed that the initiative underscores the Foundation’s unwavering commitment to strengthening public sector leadership and efficiency.

Director of Funding and Partnerships at the Aig-Imoukhuede Foundation, Bukky Akinsemoyin and the leadership of OPTS agreed on the deal during a courtesy visit by the former.

She said “We are delighted by the partnership and support from the OPTS on this critical initiative. Equipping Directors in the Civil Service with the necessary skills will greatly enhance their ability to deliver essential services and drive national development.”

On his part, the Executive Director, OPTS, Mr Gwueke Ajaifia said “This initiative exemplifies the positive impact that can be achieved when the public and private sectors come together. OPTS, recognising the importance of a well-equipped Civil Service, enthusiastically supports this training programme; we at OPTS are firm believers in supporting initiatives that strengthen the Nigerian public sector.”

He added that by “investing in the capacity of Directors, we are investing in the future of Nigeria. OPTS is proud to partner with the Aig-Imoukhuede Foundation on this impactful programme.”

The innovative training programme aligns perfectly with the Foundation’s goal of accelerating Nigeria’s development through strategic partnerships that drive public sector transformation, AIF said.

It added that by building on past successes like the collaborative digital skills programme for civil servants with the OHCSF and Microsoft (executed by Wootlab Foundation), it exemplifies the Foundation’s unwavering commitment to empowering Nigeria’s Civil service.