Build on gains of reforms, Ambode tells new HoS

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Lagos – Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has charged the new state Head of Service, Mrs Olabowale Ademola, to build on the gains of recent reforms and realignment undertaken in the civil service.
Ambode spoke on Wednesday at the Lagos House, Alausa, during the swearing-in ceremony of Ademola, who became the 19th person to hold the office in the state.
He charged her to build on the achievements of her predecessors and work to take the state to the highest level in the delivery of good governance.
“I urge you to see this appointment as a call to duty and ensure that the overall objectives of prompt, efficient and effective service delivery are achieved,” he said.
Ambode said the dynamism of the state public service was rooted in the pedigree of its leadership.
He said that this had charted a course of proactive interpretation and implementation of government policies and programmes over the years.
The governor urged Ademola to inspire civil and public servants to be united in their commitment to discharge their responsibilities in line with global best practices.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”70560″]Ambode said that the goal of his administration was to strategically position the state to be globally competitive in all sectors, including the public service.
“A globally competitive public service must be proactive, knowledgeable, courteous, transparent, law abiding, accountable and selfless.
“I have no doubt in your ability to rise up to this challenge, giving your years of experience and knowledge of the dynamics, peculiarities and strength of the Lagos State Public Service.
“It is my expectation that in discharging your responsibilities, all sectors of the service, including the Body of Permanent Secretaries, will be carried along and given a sense of belonging as active stakeholders,” Ambode said.
He urged Ademola to immediately get to work, prove herself and justify the responsibility placed on her.
In her response, Ademola promised to make significant contributions to the development of the state public service.
She assured that the responsibility of leadership placed on me by the appointment would neither be lost nor misplaced.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ademola, until her appointment, served as the Permanent Secretary in the Civil Service Pensions Office. (NAN)

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