The Lagos State Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola, has urged awardees at the Grand Finale of this year’s Public Service Week not to rest on their oars but redouble their efforts through improved service delivery.


Muri-Okunola stated this at the Grand Finale of the year 2021 Public Service Week and the “Alausa Got Talent” Season Three Variety Show themed “Deploying Technology to Sustain and Enhance Service Delivery in the face of the Challenging COVID-19 Pandemic Climate”.


He congratulated the awardees and encouraged them to continuously exhibit a high sense of responsibility, diligence, commitment to duty and unalloyed loyalty for which they were being honoured.


His words: “As I congratulate all awardees, I urge you not to rest on your oars but rather encourage you to continue to exhibit a high sense of responsibility, diligence, commitment to duty and unalloyed loyalty for which you will be honoured today. I urge you all to redouble your efforts through improved service delivery in the coming years.”


“In the same vein, it is my hope that this event would serve to motivate other members of staff to continue to put in their best in various Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in the knowledge and assurance that their contributions will neither go unrecognised nor go unrewarded, someday”.


The Head of Service restated the commitment of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration to workers’ welfare, enjoining public servants to remain focussed and steadfast in the discharge of their duties to ensure continuity of good governance, growth and development to achieve the Greater Lagos dream.


This year’s celebration featured Long Service Merit Awards, talent competitions in categories of MDAs and individuals, including Eating Competition, Comedy, Gele Tying/Make up, Adire Day, entertainment and other activities. Winners received various prizes ranging from Microwave, Smart TV, Fans, Fridges, Air Conditioners and two brand new cars among others.


At the end of the competition, Public Service Office, Office of the Head of Service came first in Choreography and won the SUV Star Prize donated by  Coscharis Motors, while Lagos State Office of Disability Affairs went home with the second Star Prize of a Saloon Car donated by the GAC Group.

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