The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has assured the Association of Lagos State Retired Heads of Service and Permanent Secretaries (ALARHOSPS) of his administration’s commitment to supporting the group and making the welfare of its members a priority.
Sanwo-Olu noted this in his address at the opening ceremony of the 8th Summit of the association held at Adeyemi Bero Auditorium, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos on Tuesday.
Represented by the Honourable Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs, Dr. Wale Ahmed, the Governor congratulated and commended the association for its vision and commitment which, according to him, has sustained the summit as a platform for generating ideas and initiatives for continued growth and development in the State.
The Governor affirmed that this administration remains focused and resolute in its approach to implementation of growth policies, giving an assurance that the government will not relent in ensuring that public servants and all residents continue to enjoy the dividends of democracy.
Earlier in his welcome address, the President of ALARHOSPS, Dr. Femi Olugbile reiterated the commitment of the association towards protection of the welfare of its members. This position, he said, was to pay back its members, who have given so much in the service of society.
His words: “ALARHOSPS has among its defining objectives the protection of the welfare of its members, who have given so much in the service of society. Alongside that is an abiding interest in the optimal functioning and development of the Civil Service, to which all the members have devoted their best working years”.
Dr. Olugbile explained that in choosing the theme of the 8th Summit, “Enhancing the Status of Lagos as a Resilient and Liveable Megacity” – with a focus on safety, hygiene, political and economic stability and access to goods and services – the association to cognisance of the positive economic and developmental strides being taken by Governor Sanwo-Olu’s administration, urging all civil servants to reciprocate the kind gesture.
Also in his goodwill message, the Lagos State Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary in the Public Service Office, Mr. Samson Ajibade, congratulated and commended the executive and entire members of ALARHOSPS for their consistency in organising the summit.
Muri-Okunola acknowledged that the association has always provided vision and strategies to enhance quality standards and service delivery in Lagos State.
The opening ceremony was attended by the Secretary to the State Government and former Head of Service, Mrs. Folashade Jaji, Chairman of the Civil Service Commission, Mrs. Olubunmi Fabamwo, former Heads of Service, Mr. Adesegun Ogunlewe, Mrs. Oluseyi Williams, Mrs. Olabowale Ademola and Mrs. Folasade Adesoye, among other dignitaries.