.The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Tuesday presented 10 cars to public servants who have distinguished themselves in the junior and senior categories across the State Civil Service.
Sanwo-Olu also announced a N5million cash gift for a Level 16 officer, Mr. Taofeek Oladiran Ajetunmobi, who won an an impromptu quiz competition coordinated by the governor himself.
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Speaking at the luncheon with the Year 2019/ 2020 outstanding officers, which held in Ikeja, Sanwo-Olu urged the workers to continue to be change agents.
He encouraged them not to give up in being the best to justify the confidence reposed in them.
The recipients of the cars, which comprised four junior and six senior officers emerged via a raffle draw at the grand finale of activities lined up to commemorate the Year 2021 Public Service Day.
Recipients in the junior category were Basirat Shogbola, Olalere Alaka, Kikelomo Ogunbiaro and Olufunmilayo Alase, while those in the senior category were Olanrewaju Jaji, Olayiwola Odukoya, Adekunle Ipaye, Waheed Alaba, Victoria Adegbite and Olanrewaju Disu.
While presenting keys and documents to 10 recipients, the Governor commended the Head of Service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola, for his efforts, saying Lagos State Government is committed to the welfare and service it promised to deliver to the State.
Earlier, Muri-Okunola urged the awardees not to rest on their oars but continue to exhibit the high sense of responsibility, diligence, commitment to duty and unalloyed loyalty which are the qualities and values for which they have been recognised.
He explained that 166 out of 180 nominees were recommended for the Outstanding Officers’ Award, noting that the awardees comprised 101 officers in the senior category and 65 officers in the junior category.