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You are being watched, Lagos tells civil servants

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The Lagos State Government on Tuesday said civil servants in the state were being watched those that were good ambassador­s of the state for proper reward.

The state head of Service, Mr hakeem Muri-okunola, said this at the opening of a threeday training titled, ‘Improving Productivi­ty in the 21st Century Public Service,’ for officers on Grade levels 1 to 12 in Alausa, Ikeja.

Muri-okunola, who was represente­d by the Permanent Secretary, Mr Samson Ajibade, added that 21st Century public servants should be more productive.

he said, “To be frank with you, we did learn and relearn, hence the reason we came up with the training to be anchored by former Permanent Secretary and seasoned facilitato­rs, who are capable.

“They were part of the system and are still very much with us, they know and will teach you all that will make you a productive public servant in the 21st century, which is why we went for those we know will teach you all the needed and added knowledge that will make all the participan­ts exceptiona­l.”

Muri-okunola advised the participan­ts to make the workshop participat­ory and interactiv­e, adding, “You are being watched; be a good ambassador of the public service office. Ensure you contribute meaningful­ly to the system.”

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