It was a joy-filled day for some civil servants in Lagos State on Thursday as the state government showered outstanding workers with various gifts to their delight.
Making the day memorable for the public servants, winners who emerged in various competitions of the state government, were dazzled with different classical gifts.
This year’s celebration featured long Service Merit Awards, talent competition in two categories MDAs and individuals, which included, Eating Competition, Comedy, Gele TyingMakeupp, Adire Day, other forms of entertainments, other competitive activities.
Some of the gifts prize the winners went home with ranges from Microwave, Smart TV, fans, Fridges, Air condition, to two brand new cars among others.
The Public Service Office, Office of the Head of Service came First Position in Choreograph and won the Star Prize of the SUV, donated by Coscharis Motors, while Lagos State Office of Disability Affairs went home with the Second Star Prize of Saloon Car, donated by the GAC Group.
While speaking at the event, the state Head of Service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola, urged awardees at the Grand Finale Public Service Week not to rest on their oars as he asked them to redouble their efforts through improved service delivery.
The Grand Finale o the year 2021 Public Service Week also witnessed the “Alausa Got Talent” Season Three Variety Show, themed “Deploying Technology to Sustain and Enhance Service Delivery in the face of this Challenging COVID 19 Pandemic Climate”.
He congratulated the awardees while encouraging them to continue to exhibit the high sense of responsibility, diligence, commitments to duty and unalloyed loyalty for which they were being honoured.
“As I congratulate all awardees, I urge you not to rest on your oars but rather encourage you to continue to exhibit the high sense of responsibility, diligence, commitments to duty and unalloyed loyalty for which you will be honoured today. I urge you all to redouble your efforts through improved service delivery in the coming years. In the same vein, it is my hope that this event would serve to motivate other members of staff to continue to put in their lbest in their various Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in the knowledge and assurance that thei contributions will neither go unrecognized nor go unrewarded, someday”, Muri-Okunola said.
The Head of Service restated commitment of the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration to workers welfare as he enjoined the public servants to remain focus and steadfast in the discharge of their duties to ensure continuity of good governance, growth and development so that the Greater Lagos dream can be actualised.