The Lagos State Head of Service, Mrs. Olabowale Ademola, has advised Public Servants in the State Public Service to work diligently and assiduously with the fear of God to achieve set targets regularly and consistently in the New Year.
The Head of Service gave the charge today at the 2016 First Working Day inter- religious Prayers session organized by the Office of Head of Service held at the Adeyemi- Bero Auditorium, Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos.
Mrs Ademola said that; in the New Year, Public Servants should reciprocate the kind gesture of the present administration’s fulfillment of its promise to create a conducive atmosphere for workers in the state by redoubling their efforts in discharging their duties and responsibilities in their respective MDAs.
In the realization of such promises, the Head of Service said Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has increased the amount of fund made available as housing loans to civil servants in the state from 50 million before now to 100 million in the year 2016 budget, thus making provision for more Public Servants in the state to benefit and access the loan.
According to her, Public Servants must report at their duty post punctually, daily and also urged them to achieve set goals bearing in mind that it is the totality of individual achievements that would effectively translate into the attainment of ministerial mandates which in turn represents the attainment of government’s policy objectives.
Speaking further, the Head of Service urged the workers to be security conscious and always display their identification cards at all times to avoid embarrassment by security agents in the state.
In her words; “Notwithstanding the present economic realities, the State Government has identified Programmes and specific Projects that would further improve the quality of life of the citizenry as well as consolidate on the achievements of the past year”.
Speaking at the programme, The Presiding Chaplain, Chapel of Christ the Light, Alausa; Venerable ‘Femi Taiwo enjoined public servants to have hearts of commitment and service to God and the people of the State. Whilst charging all to be committed, he said it was through such commitment that individuals would be rewarded and recognized by God.
In his own message, Imam Rafiu Kazeem of the Lagos State Secretariat Mosque, Alausa, gave similar advice urging public servants to be punctual at work, be dedicated in the discharge of their duties.