“Without training the workers, we are harming the society,” Obasa, represented by Mr. Olumuyiwa Jimoh, the Deputy Majority Leader of the House, said on Wednesday.
Lagos State House of Assembly, Speaker Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, made the remarks as the House began a three-day capacity building workshop for its staff, tagged “Effective Capturing, Report Writing, Documentation and Presentation of Parliamentary Proceedings,” to enhance their performance in legislative business.
“These staff needs to be educated for them to even add value to whatever we are doing.
He also added “It is the bureaucratic system that determines direction and dimension of whatever the political and economic system are doing,”
He said the development of bureaucratic system should be in geometric progression instead of arithmetic progression, hence the need to do more.
He added that the development and growth of any country lies in the capacity of the civil service.
Also speaking, Mr. Azeez Sanni, the Clerk of the House, said that the workshop was another decisive and epoch-making stride by the House to raise the performance of the staff.
Sanni, who commended the leadership and management of the House, said that the workshop would improve parliamentary reporting and legislative practices.
“This training is borne out of an urgent need by the leadership of the House to address certain areas of inadequate performance by some of the staff, and which has been a source of growing concern.
“This programme has been packaged to deepen the skills and proficiency of staff in the three core directorates of the House — the Legislative Matters, Legislative Drafting and Legal Services, and Publications — in the art of writing and indeed other areas peculiar to their duties and practices.