The Lagos State Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola has unveiled activities lined up for the Year 2023 Public Service Week Celebration.
Mr. Muri-Okunola at a press conference on Thursday stated that “Importantly, I wish to convey Mr. Governor and the present Administration’s appreciation of Lagos State Public Servants for our industry, commitment and unalloyed loyalty to the implementation and achievement of the T.H.E.M.E.S Agenda during this first term. However, it is germane to emphasize that the developmental agenda during this second term anchored on “T.H.E.M.E.S+” with the PLUS representing the incorporation of an intensified focus on Social Inclusion, Gender Equality and Youth in a bid to ensure that “no one is left behind”.
He noted “Mr. Governor’s avowed commitment to the prioritization of staff matters, including the approval and hosting of the Public Service Week annually, is a recognition of the significant contributions of Public Servants to the numerous achievements of the Government of Lagos State. It is therefore, appropriate for all Public Servants to rejig commitments to this new agenda, key themselves into this agenda”.
“On this note, let me therefore, heartily congratulate everyone for being part of another remarkable Public Service Week celebration, while commending members of the Organizing Committee for the various interesting programmes and events outlined to commemorate the week”.
The activities lined up for the year’s Public Service Week according to the Head of Service include the following and days for the respective events:
On Friday 7th July 2023, there will be Health Screening for Public Servants which shall cover Blood Pressure, Cervical/Breast and Prostate Cancer check between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Adeyemi Bero Auditorium. On the same day, a Special Jumat Service shall hold at the Secretariat Community Central Mosque, Alausa Ikeja at 1:00 p.m.;
On Saturday 8th July 2023, there would be a Walk for Fitness of all Public Servants starting at exactly 7:00 a.m. The take-off point shall be from Allen Round-About to Adeyemi Bero Auditorium, Alausa Ikeja;
On Sunday 9th July 2023, an Inter-Denominational Thanksgiving Service will hold at the Chapel of Christ the Light, CBD, Alausa at 10:00 a.m. prompt;
Monday 10th July 2023 would mark the presentation of gift items to Orphanages/Charity Organizations in Lagos State, and they were drawn from the Lagos East, Lagos Central and Lagos West respectively.
From Lagos East we have, Lady Atinuke, Memorial Home (Special Needs) in Badagry, Special Correctional Centre for Boys, Oregun, from Lagos Central, Ketu Special Children Home, Yaba and Vigilant Heart Charitable Home, Ajah also from Lagos West, we have Children Correctional Centre for Girls, Idi Araba and K. Olubukola Fowowe Memorial Children Home, Ogba, Lagos.
Tuesday 11th July 2023, Adeyemi Bero Auditorium Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos, will host the Annual Long Service Merit Awards Ceremony in recognition and honour of Public Servants who have diligently served the State for 30-35 years. The event is scheduled to start at 9:00 a.m. prompt;
Wednesday 12th July 2023, shall mark a Special Outing in which Public Servants across the State would have an opportunity to showcase various Talents and other Skills in a programme tagged Alausa’ Got Talent Series V. There would also be a Public Lecture at Adeyemi Bero Auditorium, which shall commence at 10:00 a.m.
The highlight of the Event shall be a Luncheon/Recognition of Outstanding Officers by Mr. Governor which is scheduled to hold on a later date, time and venue as agreed to by Mr. Governor.