Sanwo-Olu demands better commitment from civil servants
Says they can't afford to disappoint over 20million Lagosians
LAGOS State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Thursday met with core of civil servants at the state secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja on his first day in office, charging them to rededicate themselves, despite challenges, to the service of over 20million Lagosians, declaring that they could not afford to disappoint people of the state.
Governor Sanwo-Olu made this call as he moved around the secretariat with civil servants lined up welcoming him.
The governor, who enthused that with their rededication and commitment, new things would begin to happen in their individual lives, further charged that it was time for them to begin to bake a bigger cake that would also be beneficial to them at the end of the day.
The governor is currently holding a parley with the body of permanent secretaries at the Lagos House.
“Let us now begin to bake a bigger cake. Once you begin to do your work very well, your take home would be enough to take you home,” he said.
Speaking further on rededication to duty, Governor Sanwo-Olu enjoined that each category of workers, including cleaner, driver, accountant, among others should ensure that he or she identified himself or herself as the best, declaring: “Let’s all go out and serve the over 20million Lagosians”
This was just as he assured that within days, his administration would conclude steps concerning payment of the National Minimum Wage of N30,000 to the state workers.
Speaking further, Sanwo-Olu, while noting the poor state of roads as well as its transportation system in Lagos, also assured that his administration would take transportation and traffic issues very seriously, while also quickly fixing bad roads across the state, even as he promised to provide between 30 and 40 new buses to transport government workers from home to office and back.
The governor made this promise shortly after inspecting and disembarking from one of numerous very rickety long buses that were used to transport the workers from office and back home on a daily basis.