The Lagos State Government, on Friday, honoured 861 Civil Servants with Long Service Merit Awards.
In his address at the event held at the Adeyemi Bero Auditorium, Alausa, Ikeja, the Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola urged Public Servants in the State to keep up their positive attitude to work and diligently carry out their official responsibilities towards the successful implementation of the T.H.E.M.E.S. Agenda of the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led administration in Lagos.
He explained that the annual event was being used by the State Government to celebrate public servants who have served the State meritoriously in the last 30 years and above, with the hope that the gesture will encourage awardees and other staff alike to continue to put in their best in public service.
“The objective of the annual award ceremony, as you know, is the conscious and deliberate celebration of diligence, commitment, hard work and loyalty among public servants in Lagos State as a way of expressing the government’s appreciation and gratitude to deserving members of its workforce”, he said.
The HoS urged the awardees not to rest on their oars but continue to exhibit a high sense of responsibility and commitment to duty.
“My advice to all the awardees is that you should not rest on your oars, but continue to exhibit a high sense of responsibility and commitment to duty with unalloyed loyalty, which today’s recognition and celebration have been designed to reward. Accordingly, I enjoin all public servants in Lagos State to keep up the good attitude to work and continually perform your job to enhance the successful implementation of the T.H.E.M.E.S Agenda of the present administration”, Muri-Okunola said.
He further affirmed that this year’s edition of the Long Service Merit Awards had commenced on Tuesday, 3rd of November, 2020 at different centres with the grand finale being held today.
The Secretary to the Lagos State Government, Mrs. Folashade Jaji, expressed her appreciation to all the recipients of the award, commending the State government for celebrating those that had served meritoriously in the last 30 years and above.
The recipients of the Long Service Merit Award included the Permanent Secretaries of the Ministries of Information and Strategy, Mr. Olusina Thorpe; Establishments and Training, Mr. Abiodun Bamgboye; the Permanent Secretaries and Tutor-Generals, Mrs. Morenike Helen Deile; Mrs. Margaret Solarin, Architect Foluso Dipe; Mrs. Yetunde Odejayi, Mrs. Adetutu Liadi; Mrs. Ganiat Raji, Mrs. Sherifat Bolajoko Balogun and Mrs. Abosede Lambo, among others, were also recognised on the occasion.