The Lagos State Government has asked its civil servants to demostrate more commitmentin the New Year to enhance the fortunes of the state.
The Head of Service, Mrs Oluseyi Williams who gave the charge at the Inter-religious Thanksgiving Service organised by the state government in Ikeja to usher in the First Working Day of the year maintained that commitment to service and hard work in the New Year is one of the ways the state can move forward.
The HOS said workers can only justify the confidence reposed in them through efficient service delivery that impacts positively on the state and its residents.
Williams said, “In the New Year, you should work together more as a team. You should shun envy and other things that do not promote harmonious working relationship. If anyone is doing well in your office, do not envy him, rather learn from him and let him be an inspiration to work harder. Envy is not good, it causes problems in the workplace.”
According to her, the state government was committed to the welfare of workers and would continue to take steps to improve the lot of civil servants , pointing out that the state was one of the few states in the federation that paid workers their wages promptly.
She said it did not only pay salaries but paid its workforce bonuses ,urging the workers to reciprocate the gesture by putting in their best.
Williams assured that the state’s service has the wherewithal to deliver on its statutory obligation.
In his sermon, Reverend Veras Alawale of the Chapel of the Light Church, Alausa, admonished workers to improve their attitude to work in the New Year.
He said, “Also you need to dedicate your lives to God more in the New Year, you need God to do better on your job. Always do the right thing and seek God’s guidance in all you do through fervent prayers.”
In his exhortation Alhaji Ibrahim Olorungbeb , a Muslim cleric charged the state’s civil servant to show compassion to their fellows and live in peace with others.