The Lagos State Head of Service, Mr Hakeem Muri-Okunola, has advised civil servants to be committed to the ethos of honesty and hard work which are characteristics of the state public service.
Muri-Okunola, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Oluseyi Whenu, gave this advice on Thursday during a reception organised in honour of 57 retired civil servants in Alausa, Ikeja.
He said, “I want to urge you to avail yourselves of the services and programmes of the Post-Service Directorate in the Public Service Office and those still in active service of the state government to remain committed to the well-tested values, ethos and tradition of honesty, probity, transparency, integrity, hard work and excellent service that have characterised the Lagos State Public Service.
“Indeed, every one of you that the state government is celebrating today have been found worthy of honour in recognition of your exemplary service and record of outstanding contributions to the growth and development of our dear state and the public service at large. It is no means to celebrate 35years of meritorious public service career in any public service in the world.”
The Permanent Secretary of Public Service Office, who was represented by the Director, Service Matters, Sunkanmi Oyegbola, stated that the government has put structures in place to look into the welfare of retirees in the state.