Lagos tasks 1500 new local council officials on productivity

Babatunde Rotinwa

The Lagos State Government has tasked the 1500 people newly recruited by the Local Government Service Commission (LGSC) to be productive in order to help in actualizing the developmental trends of the state.

Chairman of the commission, Mr. Babatunde Rotinwa disclosed this at an interactive session jointly organised by LGSC and LASPEC for the newly recruited local council officers and Lagos State accredited Pension Fund Administrators (PFAs), held at Ikeja.

He stressed that the 1500 new staff were among those employed during the directive of Governor Akinwumi Ambode to reduce unemployment and position the state to path of greatness.Others, he said include 114 persons with disabilities and 845 people, formerly working for the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) but absolved into the service.

The chairman, who distributed some of the appointment letters to the new recruits, said the gesture was unprecedented considering the economic recession where other states are either downsizing or owing several months salaries.He applauded the magnanimity of Governor Akinwumi Ambode for giving them the opportunity and assured that the commission will organize proper training, orientation and induction for the newly recruits on civil service rules.

Rotinwa, who assured them of equal treatment in posting and urged them to dedicated to the ethics of civil service.Stressing that government business is a serious business that requires their dedication in order to produce results in primary healthcare, road constructions and revenue generations.

Earlier, Permanent Secretary, Local Government Service Commission, Mrs. Omobolanle Ogunmola, congratulated the newly recruits for being among the selected out of 460,000 people that applied for the job, stressing that some of the newly recruits graduated since 1999 and have been at home without pay jobs.She said that the interactive session was the final selection process to enable the new officers make an informed choice on the Pension Fund Administrator to register with out of the 13 accredited ones by the Lagos State Pension Commission (LASPEC),

Also the Director General, Lagos State Pension Commission (LASPEC), Mrs. Folashade Onanuga commended the transparency in the recruitment process, saying that there is no place where people are gathered to be educated on their rights.She also urged the new staff to see themselves as ambassadors of Lagos and must showcase the spirit of Lagos state

According to her, civil service is not a tea party but see themselves as chosen one that they help in actualizing the developmental trends of the state governor through value added to the states economy and development.

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