Ekocity Magazine with Agency report — The Lagos State Head of Service, Olabowale Ademola, on Friday said the issue of global recession was affecting the public service as it was doing to every aspect of the economy.
Ademola spoke at a news conference in Ikeja on activities lined up for the 2016 Public Service Week celebration holding between June 17 and June 23.
She said: “I think one of the principal challenges facing the public service is the challenge that faces the nation and even faces the world, which is global recession. There is nobody it will not affect. There is no aspect of government, country and the world it does not affect.”
Ademola said the orientation of workers was another challenge which the government would continue to work on. She said: “We will ensure we continue to deliver service excellently.” Ademola urged public servants to shun laziness at work and ensure efficient service delivery.
She appealed to the workers to continue to exhibit absolute responsiveness and diligence in ensuring quality service to the public in consonance with the state’s government of inclusion. The Head of Service explained that the celebration was in appreciation of the efforts of public servants and good governance.
According to her, this year’s celebration will kick-off with a Jumat Service at the state secretariat Mosque in Alausa on June 17, followed by a Walk for Fitness by all Public Servants on June 18. She said an interdenominational thanksgiving service would take place on June 19 at the Chapel of Christ the Light, Alausa, which would be followed by a parade by Ministries, Departments and Agencies on Monday.
Ademola said the celebration would feature visitation to charitable organisations on Tuesday, as well as Health Day, which will include screening for blood pressure, cervical, breast and prostate cancers, among others.
She said the celebration would be rounded off on Thursday with the annual public service lecture and the recognition of outstanding public servants both in the senior and junior officers’ categories.