Lagos State Agricultural Inputs Supply Authority (LAISA) has held a one-day retreat and capacity training development session for Management Staff and Farm Service Officers of the Agency in order to commence the new year with a mindset of serving the good people of Lagos State diligently.
Speaking at the retreat with the theme: “New Techniques to Driving up Sales”, the Honourable Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms. Abisola Olusanya commended the participants for their past efforts and hard work, but emphasised that the training was needed to empower the officers to do more and extend the knowledge gained through the training programme to others.
Olusanya, who was the lead resource person at the event, spoke on various marketing techniques that would drive up sales by the officers in all the farm service centres, maintaining that the participants must be passionate, committed and disciplined to excel in their duties.
She urged the beneficiaries of the training to set personal targets for themselves as motivation to excel and achieve more than the goal set by LAISA, noting that if they focus on the Agency’s set target they may fall short.
The Commissioner submitted that the General Manager and management of the agency should also put in place an effective motivation package that will gear up the officers to meet and surpass the Agency’s set sales targets.
Emphasising that Management Staff and Farm Service Officers need to put in more effort in their daily duties, particularly in the area of marketing and overall delivery of their mandate, Olusanya maintained that it is the only way to reciprocate the huge investment of the present administration in capacity development.
Earlier, the General Manager of LAISA, Mr. Bolaji Balogun, restated the commitment of officers of the agency to support the Ministry’s vision of boosting food production in the State by providing indigenous farmers with high-quality agricultural inputs such as seedlings, fertilizers, agrochemicals, fishing nets and fish feeds among others.
Balogun also implored the participating officers to make good use of the training in order to enhance their productivity and improve sales across the various Farm Service Centres.