The Permanent Secretary of Lagos State Ministry of Information and Strategy, Mr. Fola Adeyemi has called on the staff of the Ministry to be more effective in the discharge of their duties to residents of the State, saying that the destiny of over 20 million Lagosians rests on the effectiveness of the State Public Service.
The Permanent Secretary, who made the call today while speaking at the first day of the year prayer and praise session held at the Conference Room of the Ministry, implored staff to strive more towards excellent service delivery.
He said that the pace at which members of staff attend to issues of public interest has a direct impact on members of the public either positively or negatively.
He urged staff of the Ministry to be ‘customer-centric’ in their dealings and avoid the lackadaisical attitude usually attributed to the public service in the past.
According to him, “The ways and approach in which you attend to the needs of the public would either retain their trust and interest in this administration or portray the State Government in a negative light. Therefore, I want to challenge us all to approach this job with the same zeal we would put into our personal engagements.”
Adeyemi said that the same dedication and zeal being displayed by the State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode that makes him work round the clock must also be imbibed by the State public servants, stressing that the contribution of every civil servant regardless of their respective cadres has a multiplier effect on the life of the citizenry.
“Just like in the case of our Governor, it is evident that it is only God that can lift up any individual because genuine promotion and rewards come from Him,” he added.
While admonishing the staff to show love, work as a team and avoid rancour so that the much-anticipated change in the country can manifest in the life of every individual, he counseled them to commit the journey of the year 2017 into God’s hands to lead them through regardless of what the year holds.