Nigeria – Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, has approved the redesignation of interested serving Executive Officers (General Duties) and Clerical Officers into the Executive Officer (Archives) and Archive Assistant Officer Cadres respectively.
The Director-General, Lagos State Records and Archives Bureau (LASRAB), Mrs. Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola, stated that the approval is in line with the State Government’s resolve to strengthen and reposition the Agency saddled with the responsibility of permanent custody, regulation and control of records and archives of the State Government.
She disclosed that the Governor also approved the establishment of a Records Unit in every Ministry, Department and Agency of the State Government to pave way for more efficient and modern records management, proficiency in registry management as well as proper storage and archiving of records of historic value in line with global best practices.
While expressing her excitement and optimism at the approval in her office at Magodo, Adebiyi-Abiola appreciated Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for his foresight and commitment to making Lagos a 21st Century Economy in line with the T.H.E.M.E.S. Agenda, stressing that the development will guarantee seamless transfer of records from the various MDAs to LASRAB for retention and accessibility to the general public.
Her words: “There is no gainsaying that accurate record keeping is crucial to the development of any society, and the present administration has demonstrated its commitment to this cause by ensuring relevant policies are established and executed to their full potential. The Bureau is now better repositioned to carry out its all-important mandate of keeping all records of the State Government that are of historic value, safe and secure for easy access and preservation”.
“Also, with this latest approval, it means LASRAB will have its presence in the various MDAs, with professional officers handling all official documents and records in line with global best practices. So members of the general public can expect to have better service delivery when it is required”, she added.
The Director-General said that in order to further establish the new State policy, there would be continuous training and skill enhancement for officers at all levels, to ensure a consistent and efficient service delivery as it concerns records and archives management in the State.
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