Lagos State Commissioner for Science and Technology, Mr. Hakeem Popoola Fahm, has charged scientists and tech-savvy personnel in the State Civil Service to strengthen research that will enhance creativity and innovation capable of invigorating prompt service delivery in the State.
Fahm stated this while presenting a cheque for the sum of N2.5Million to a Statistician in the Lagos State Civil Service, Mr. Oluwaseun Ogunmolu, for developing a user-friendly mobile application named ‘Alausa Sabi’ to improve knowledge, aid seamless communication and efficiency of the entire Lagos Government workforce.
He expressed the belief that creativity and innovativeness rest on active participation in Science and Technology, saying that “Our progress and collective achievement as a State ultimately rests on our being active in Science and Technology”.
The Commissioner explained that the ‘Alausa Sabi’ App is an online and offline interactive learning application intended to promote a fun way to study and enhance staff knowledge about the history of Lagos State, Public Service Rules, Financial Regulations, Nigeria Constitutions and the Lagos State Development Plan, among others.
“The objectives of the App include facilitating a user-friendly environment for public servants, reducing the manual effort of learning and making public servants in the State acquaint themselves with Public Service Rules, Financial Regulations and other necessary informative materials to improve their knowledge”, Fahm stated.
Also speaking, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology, Ms. Olayinka Fashola, said the App comprises everything one needs to know about Lagos State Public Service and will continue to be updated with current events, including Government circulars to keep civil servants abreast of developments in the State.
She said the App will increase the general knowledge of public servants about the State, while also assisting them in achieving sustainable results during promotion exams.
Appreciating the State for the gesture, Ogunmolu said he created the ‘Alausa Sabi’ App so that every civil servant would have at his/her fingertip all vital information about the Lagos State Public Service.