LASG Work Force Hits 100,433

The Lagos State Government
have announced that total number of workers under the employment of the government has hit 100,433,according to the State Head of Service, HOS, Olabowale Ademola who disclosed this on Tuesday.

Ademola, who spoke at a ministerial press conference in Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria also disclosed that the state government had employed about 5,000 new workers in the last one year.

She also said the government had instituted the policy of rewarding officers identified to have consistently met or exceeded agreed set targets and exhibited exceptional work ethics, diligence, innovation and creativity in the discharge of their duties.

The new policy, she said, was in furtherance of the state government’s objective to have a world class public service where staff had the right attitude to the implementation of the vision of government and to encourage creativity and innovation amongst officers in the State Public Service.

Ademola stated that henceforth, Permanent Secretaries/Accounting Officers in the State Civil Service would issue letters of commendation to such deserving offficers.

The HOS asserted that the core values of probity,transparency, accountability, discipline and efficient and effective service delivery would continued to be entrenched in the State Public Service structure, adding that as the hub of public service activities in the State, her office was not unaware of its clear mandate to provide leadership and direction to the State Public Service.

“Let me add that the office is conscious of its onerous responsibilities and appreciates the enormity thereof. As a result, we have always been guided by our stated objectives in order to ensure the realization of the state government’s avowed commitment to professionalism in the Public Service, the welfare of Public Servants and the existence of industrial peace.”

The HOS noted that the government had designed a programme termed One-Day Re-orientation for Students on Industrial Training/Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (IT/SIWES) for the purpose of improving the IT experience of students in higher institutions.

According to her, the programme, which was the first of its kind in the Public Service, would serve as a platform for IT students to learn good work ethics such as dignity of labour, sense of responsibility, accountability and professionalism.

“The essence of the programme is to contribute to the development of a crop of hardworking and responsible young people who will become tomorrow’s leaders,” she said.

Ademola added that the government had already embarked on a customer perception survey of the six most customers facing Service Chartered Agencies such as the Ministries of Health, Education, Physical Planning and Urban Development, Lands Bureau, LAWMA and MVAA in order to ascertain their level of Service Charter compliance and customer satisfaction in accessing Government services.

She stated that the core values of probity, transparency, accountability, discipline and efficient and effective service delivery would continued to be entrenched in the State Public Service structure, adding that as the hub of public service activities in the State, her office was not unaware of its clear mandate to provide leadership and direction to the State Public Service.

“Let me add that the office is conscious of its onerous responsibilities and appreciates the enormity thereof. As a result, we have always been guided by our stated objectives in order to ensure the realization of the state government’s avowed commitment to professionalism in the public service, the welfare of public servants and the existence of industrial peace.”

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