lagos – The Lagos State Head of Service (HOS), Mrs. Josephine Oluseyi Williams, has tasked Public Servants in the State employ to give their best in the discharge of their duties this New Year.
Speaking during the annual First Working Day Prayer programme held at the Adeyemi-Bero Auditorium, Alausa, Ikeja, the HOS also urged public servants to imbibe the spirit of self esteem and be mindful of what people say in reaction to their service delivery while on duty.
According to here, “We need self esteem to do the right thing. When you have self esteem, it will make you to think of what people say when you do something. You should not feel inferior, don’t ever think that some people are better than you. Enjoy whatever position you find yourself and be determined to improve yourself in every way you can”.
She also urged public servants to show more commitment with a renewed determination in the discharge of their duties, advising the staff to work together in peace and harmony in this New Year in order to build the Lagos State of our dream.
While commending the present administration for prompt payment of salaries of public servants, the HOS noted that in view of the forthcoming change of administration in the state, there is the need for the civil service to be well positioned as that body that is effective, efficient and dependable as well as one that knows its onions when it comes to quality service delivery.
Earlier in his New Year sermon, the Chaplain of the Chapel of Christ the Light, Reverend (Dr.) Verralls Kolawole, enjoined public servants in the state to have a renewed vigour in their way of thinking and imbibe positive attitude in order to attain greater height in the year, adding that they should also put God first in all their activities by cultivating the habit of praying.
On his part, Imam Babatunde Kassim of the Lagos State Secretariat Mosque, Alausa, enjoined public servants to always give thanks to the Almighty Allah and endeavour to seek for his guidance and protection in all their endeavours.
Prayers were later offered for the State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola and members of his cabinet, the public service, the State and the nation in general.