By Felix Kuyinu
The Lagos State Attorney General, Lawal Pedro, SAN, has lauded members of the Lagos State Civil Service Commission, LSCSC, for their efforts in ensuring better welfare of civil servants in active service.
The Attorney General made the commendation during an interactive session with a visiting LSCSC team held at Alausa Secretariat, Ikeja on Thursday.
Pedro said that the commission has operated at a commendable level in leadership, employment of competent and qualified workers who according to him are right pegs in right hoes.
“Lagos State is a pace-setter in terms of good governance combined with the fact that the present administration is very keen about innovation, creativity and pro-activeness.
“It is highly imperative for the recruiting arm of the State Government to provide and motivate a highly qualified and competent workforce that is disciplined and productive, based on equity, justice and fairness, and these qualities you will find when you examine the Lagos State Civil Service Commission”, said Pedro.
He, however, urged the team to continue in such trend in order to promote synergy and cooperation between the officers of the Commission, hence, contributing to the development in the metropolitan state
The Attorney General seeked for more proximity between the Service Commission and the judiciary as they aim to contribute in improving the standards in Lagos in their respective fields.
While noting that the calibre of staff employed to the Commission can compete favourably with their counterparts across the world, Pedro appreciated and assured the LSCSC that his office and the Lagos State Ministry of Justice will continue to show immense support towards in their activities.
Also remarking, the Solicitor General and Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Justice, Titilayo Shitta-bey Jeje, said she envisaged a good working relationship with members of the Commission, urging them to continue their workforce that is disciplined and productive, based on professionalism, transparency and accountability.
Speaking earlier, the Chairman, Lagos State Civil Service Commission, Olubunmi Fabanwo, said that the visit was necessary to keep the Attorney General informed about the operations of the Commission and also congratulate him on his appointment as the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice.
She noted that part of the Commission’s statutory duties is to recruit competent and qualified staff into the system, overseeing promotion and career progression of staff, discipline to mention few.
Fabanwo also spoke on the recent promoted officers of the commission who were statutorily due for elevation to the next level after undergoing the mandatory Structured Training Programmes put in place by the State Government.