Public servants in the Lagos State Civil Service have been charged to remain good ambassadors and maintain the good leadership roles they have been known for in the recent past.
The Commissioner, Ministry of Economic Planning and Budget, Sam Egube, gave the charge on Wednesday during the Public Lecture and Alausa ‘Got Talent Series IV-Africa Day,’ in commemoration of Year 2022, Public Service Week Celebration, held at Adeyemi Bero Auditorium, Alausa, Ikeja.
Egube maintained that the public lecture, titled: “Building Back Better From Covid -19: Enhancing Innovative Partnerships To Meet SDGs – The Lagos State Government Model,” was carefully selected to prepare workers for the task ahead.
He added that this will enable the Lagos State public service focus on the role of the public institutions and the public servants in building back better from the Corona Virus pandemic.
“This will be done while keeping the 2030 deadline for implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in focus,” Egube said.
“Despite the Covid-19 threat, the present administration ensures welfare of the workforce is a priority of the administration,” he said, adding that the “state’s workforce remains resolute at building back better and providing better service delivery, as well as bouncing back from COVID-19 pandemic”.
Earlier in his welcome address, the Lagos State Head of Service (HoS), Hakeem Muri-Okunola, noted that the event symbolised a specific way to balance work and play, as it will also encourage all public servants to showcase their talents.
While recognizing the outstanding public servants for the Year 2022 in the senior and junior categories, Muri-Okunola reiterated Governor Sanwo-Olu’s commitment to the priority of staff welfare since assuming office.
He described this as recognition of the significant contributions of public servants to the numerous achievements of the government in Lagos State.
He, however, commended all the public servants in the state for their unrelenting efforts in ensuring that they deliver their services diligently to the heterogeneous public in the state.
The HoS admonished all public servants not to rest on their oars as “they are the mouth-piece of the present administration.”
Parts of the activities showcased in the Alausa’ Got Talent Series IV-Africa Day include Choreography Dance (MDAs Category), Impromptu Speech, Stand-up Comedy, Gele Tying/ Make- over Competition (Male Only), Dancing Competition, African Fashion Parade (Female Only), Mimicking of any Personality and Eating Competition.