The Lagos State Government has conducted an e-ballot distribution of 100 units of vehicles to substantive directors on Grade Level 17, in the state public service.
Reporters had reported that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu approved new vehicles for GL. 17 directors in the mainstream, teaching and health sectors.
The state Head of Service, Mr Hakeem Muri-Okunola, during the allocation event on Thursday in Alausa, Ikeja, noted that the cars were not gifts but work tools.
He said, “Let me, first of all, congratulate the winners today and reiterate that you should be more dedicated, because to whom much is given, much is expected. No fewer than 40 vehicles were allocated to the teaching sector while 30 vehicles were distributed to the health and 30 to the mainstream sectors.
“To those that did not win today, the governor has promised that it would be a periodic event and the scope will be expanded as funds are available; so you might be lucky another time.”
Also speaking at the event, the Permanent Secretary, Public Service Office, Mrs Sunkanmi Oyegbola, explained that the process was streamed live on social media for transparency and winners could be verified for eligibility.
The Chairman of the Joint Negotiating Council, Olusegun Balogun, commended the state government for the initiative which he described as a giant stride in the Sanwo-Olu administration.