The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (LASUBEB) says it is sharpening the skill of its financial managers in order to enhance their competence.
The board recently held a capacity-building workshop for financial managers drawn mostly from its inventory and variation units, with the aim of positioning them for improved service delivery to the public.
Wahab Alawiye-King, the executive chairman, LASUBEB, represented by Akin Lamidi, the board secretary, addressing the participants, said: “This workshop is an attempt for the board to key into the vision of Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the governor of Lagos State; that informed this important training workshop which is meant to sharpen their skill of the managers.
Alawiye-King explained that the essence of the workshop was to make the officers be in tune with reality in line with the global best practices.
“We started this programme last year where we empowered all our variation officers. We have added the assets and inventory officers so that they know what is happening in terms of control mechanisms they need to put in place. Once we’re able to follow the rules as stipulated in our financial regulations, I don’t think we will have any problem,” he said.
Ramat Egbeyemi, the director of the finance and accounts unit of LASUBEB, in her speech, encouraged the officers to make the workshop count in their career.
“It is about capacity building, and enhancing of staff knowledge as regards operations, assets, and inventory matters in LASUBEB in the contemporary era,” she said.