June 25, 2024

JOOPSA To Promote Human Capital Development Within Edo Public Service Workforce

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By Simeon OSAJIE

The Director-General of John Odigie-Oyegun Public Service Academy (JOOPSA), Precious Imuwahen Ajoonu has disclosed that the academy would continue to promote the advancement of human capital development within the Edo State public service.

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Ajoonu, who stated this during press briefing said the journey to empower and equip its public civil servants with the necessary skills, knowledge and abilities remains paramount.

According to her, JOOPSA plays a pivotal role in driving positive change and fostering a culture of excellence in public service.

She said the Academy has trained 5000 workforce in Edo and is targeting to train at least 10,000 Edo workers by the end of the year 2023.

“I am excited to announce the launch of the upcoming formal launch of the John Odigie-Oyegun Public Service Academy (JOOPSA) and the commemoration of His Excellency, John Odigie-Oyegun’s 84th Birthday. This milestone event marks a significant step towards the advancement of human capital development within the Edo state Public Service.”

Going further, Ajoonu added, “JOOPSA was established by the Edo State Government with a strategic intent to foster accelerated human capital development within the State Public Service.

“Under the leadership of Governor Godwin Obaseki, the administration’s commitment to this objective is exemplified by the construction of a World Class Training centre.

“The centre is thoughtfully designed and equipped with modern facilities, including classrooms, an amphitheater, a library, a sickbay, and tech labs, all of which are complemented by cutting-edge technologies, training aids, and equipment to enhance the learning experience.

“We are deeply honored to have the Academy bear the name of His Excellency Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, a retired Federal Permanent Secretary and First Executive Governor of Edo State. The decision to name the Academy after him goes beyond immortalizing his legacy during his lifetime. It serves as a celebration of his values, ethos, and unwavering commitment to creating Public value and institutionalizing excellence in public service .”

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