Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has said leadership can be called effective only if it brings about positive change.
The governor spoke at the opening of a two-day training session organised for civil servants by the Lagos State Ministry of Establishments, Training and Pensions in Ikeja, Lagos, with the theme, ‘Impact of Transformation Leadership on Work Ethics, Innovation and Attitudinal Change.’
Ambode, who was represented by the Commissioner for Establishments, Training and Pensions, Dr Benson Oke, said when employees were productive, the organisation would achieve its goals.
He said, “In Lagos State’s case, the customer is the general public. When each worker of the Lagos State Civil Service is productive, the members of the public will be satisfied and that will positively rub off on the reputation of the administration in charge of the state.”
He urged the government workers to work on how to make each moment count in the interest of their organisations, saying, “leadership that matters is the leadership that brings about productivity and positive change.”
According to Ambode, the essence of the training is to examine how the right leadership ethos could transform work habits in the Lagos State Public Service, stimulate sustainable innovation and promote productivity.