Ogun State Government has restated its commitment towards building formidable institutions, through human capacity development for improved standard of living of the citizenry.
To this end, the Deputy Governor, Engr. Noimot Salako-Oyedele, who doubles as the Chair-in-Council for the State Human Capital Development Programme (HCDP), has approved the Workplan for it, which would be forwarded to the Office of the Vice-President for the final approval on execution and implementation of the project in the State. Engr. Salako- Oyedele stated this in Abeokuta at a stakeholders’ engagement meeting of HCDP, expressing satisfaction with the developed Workplan. She assured that the State Core Working Committee of the project would ensure that the observations and modifications raised by the Southwest Technical Assistant of the programme, Dr. Dayo Adeyanju would be incorporated into the it.
“This is an actualisation of a lot of theories that has been put in place over years to achieve the laudable and lofty human capacity development programme.
“In Ogun State, we have engaged other officials in the Office of the Vice President, and Ogun has been commended for the development of the working document, aimed at enhancing the capacities of the citizenry,” she added.
The Deputy Governor, while appreciating the Technical Assistant and the State Core Working Group for the preparation and development of the working document, saying implementation of the project would be duly carried out for the benefit of the people.
Presenting the Workplan, Commissioner for Budget and Planning, Mr. Olaolu Olabimtan, who doubles as the State’s Focal Person for the Programme, said the Committee is the highest organ of HCDP in the State, and it comprises of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) drawn from the Health, Education and Labour force thematic areas. He appreciated the Office of the Vice President for the technical and financial support towards the development of the Workplan in the State.
Earlier in his presentation, the Technical Assistance of the programme, Dr. Dayo Adeyanju revealed that the human capital development indices in the country is poor, noting that the unpleasant record necessitated the establishment of Core Working Group (CWG), to develop a unified framework on how best to improve the health, education and labour needs sectors.
He commended the Prince Dapo Abiodun-led adminstration for its determination at improving the living conditions of the citizenry, admonishing the State CWG and other relevant stakeholders of HCDP in the State, to ensure that funds were judiciously administered to give the required result of developing human capacity.
“For a nation to progress, all the citizens must be healthy, educated and be able to participate actively in the labour force.
“I commend the present administration in the State for doing a whole lot on human capital development of the people,” he submitted.
Other members of the CWG present are the State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker, her counterpart in Industry, Trade and Investment, Mrs. Kikelomo Longe, Special Assistant to the Governor on Information Technology, Mr. Olakunle Akibola, Executive Secretary of Ogun State Primary Healthcare Board, Mr.Elijah Ogunsola, among other senior government officials.