Civil Servants in Ogun State have been charged to set attainable goals for themselves and maximise their strengths in areas of comparative advantage.
The State Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Otunba Bimbo Ashiru, gave the charge at the annual retreat of the Ministry, held at the Conference Hall, MKO Abiola Trade Fair Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
Ashiru explained that to plan effectively and strategically, they needed to think out of the box, do things differently and remain unwavering in all their actions and intentions.
According to him, the retreat was to equip the staff with new knowledge and fresh ideas on critical issues affecting the Ministry’s performance and enable them map out short and long term strategies that could help address present and future challenges.
‘’This year’s retreat will be the 4th edition and we have clearly recorded great successes on the status of this State as the industrial hub of West Africa, we have changed the face of this State both in revenue generation and the influx of industries into the State’’, he said.
Earlier in his address, the Permanent Secretary, Engr. Jonathan Onajobi, attributed the various achievement recorded in the Ministry to the support received from the Governor, cooperation of collaborating MDAs and commitment of members of staff.
Engr. Onajobi disclosed that as a result of the favourable commercial and industrial climate created in the State, a total of 311 industries have been established since the advent of Senator Ibikunle Amosun Administration.