As part of efforts towards ensuring that all drivers of both private and public organisations are well skilled and up-to-date with modern technology, the Lagos State Drivers Institute (LASDRI) has organised a four-day Structured Training programme for professional drivers of the Lagos State Ambulance Service (LASAMBUS) at the Institute’s Headquarters in Oshodi.
Addressing participants at the event, the General Manager of LASDRI, Mrs. Afusat Tiamiyu, stated that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration has invested so much in capacity building of Lagos State Civil Servants across all cadres and advised participants to take the training as an opportunity to learn, unlearn and re-learn driving techniques that will ensure the smooth running of their day-to-day official duties.
She emphasised that the programme was designed to ensure that the lives and property of the motoring public are safe at all times, urging all participants to imbibe the culture of responsible, responsive and professional ambulance drivers that would be taught during the training exercise.
Responding, the LASAMBUS Drivers’ Coordinator, an Assistant Chief Admin and Human Resource Officer, Lagos State Ministry of Health, Mrs. Azeezat Ogoma, informed that the drivers were brought to the Institute to acquire specialised skills for the protection and maintenance of some newly acquired ambulance vehicles.
Mrs. Ogoma pointed out that the mobile healthcare service of the Lagos State Ministry of Health deemed it necessary that the drivers be conversant with the modern technology of the ambulances, expecting the trainees to update their driving skills and acquire knowledge to detect vehicular faults.