Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, has asked the new Head of Service, Mrs Olabowale Ademola, to build on the gains of recent reforms and realignment undertaken in the civil service.
Ambode gave the charge at the Lagos House, Alausa, during the swearing-in ceremony of Ademola, who became the 19th person to hold the office in the state.
He charged her to build on the achievements of her predecessors and work to take the state to the highest level in the delivery of good governance.G
Ambode said the dynamism of the state public service was rooted in the pedigree of its leadership.
He said this had charted a course of proactive interpretation and implementation of government policies and programmes over the years.
The Governor urged Ademola to inspire civil and public servants to be united in their commitment to discharge their responsibilities in line with global best practices.
Ambode said that the goal of his administration was to strategically position the state to be globally competitive in all sectors, including the public service.
He urged Ademola to immediately get to work, prove herself and justify the responsibility placed on her.
In her response, Ademola promised to make significant contributions to the development of the state public service.
She said the responsibility of leadership placed on me by the appointment would neither be lost nor misplaced.
Until her appointment,she served as the Permanent Secretary in the Civil Service Pensions Office.