Sanwo-Olu Lauds Commissions’ Contribution To State Development 

(L-R) Commissioner III, Civil Service Commission (CSC), Mr. Babatunde Seriki, Commissioner II, CSC, Hon. Kamal Olorunoje, Representative of the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Chairman, CSC, Mrs. Olubunmi Fabamwo, Commissioner I, CSC, Mr. Adesina Odeyemi, Commissioner IV, CSC, Hon. Hodewu Suru-Avoseh and the Permanent Secretary, CSC, Mr. Akinbode Obadina during the Commissions Summit organized by the Lagos State Civil Service Commission themed: “Statutory Commissions/Boards as Catalysts in Repositioning the Public Service in Lagos State.” held at the Jubilee Chalets, Epe, recently.

The Lagos State Civil Service Commission (LCSC) has organized the second edition of the Commissions Summit with the theme: “Statutory Commissions/Boards as Catalysts in Repositioning the Public Service in Lagos State.”

Delivering the keynote address during the two days Summit, the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu lauded the leadership of the Commissions and Boards, describing them as progressive partners in the realization of the vision for a greater Lagos.

The Governor who was represented at the event by the Chairman, Lagos State Civil Service Commission, Mrs. Olubunmi Fabamwo, disclosed that the realization of the THEMESPlus Agenda of his administration rests on a virile Public Service.

He expressed confidence in the various Commissions and appreciated their leadership, saying: “I am happy with what you are doing, we will continue to work together for the realization of a greater Lagos which we have promised to deliver to every Lagosian.

Sanwo-Olu encouraged the Commissions/Boards to sustain the culture of excellence which Lagos has been known for over the years in the area of acceptable standards, processes and procedures.

In his Goodwill Message, the Chairman, House of Assembly Committee on Establishments, Training, Pensions and Public Service, Hon. Oladele Ajayi noted that the Summit will foster the standardization of processes and procedures in the application of enlightenment guidelines in the State Public Service.

He charged members of the Commissions/Boards to use the opportunity of the Summit to formulate new policies that will reposition the Public Service to enhance excellence in service delivery.

Speaking earlier, the Chairman, Lagos State Civil Service Commission, Mrs. Olubunmi Fabamwo whose address was delivered by Commissioner 1, Civil Service Commission, Mr. Adesina Odeyemi, recalled that the maiden edition of the Commissions’ Summit with the theme: “Fostering a Professional and Productive Public Service for the Lagos State Brand” was adjudged very successful as very salient issues were frankly deliberated upon.

Fabamwo noted that some of the developments that have positively improved the delivery of service in recent times are a result of the submissions made during the last Commissions Summit.

According to her the Summit has proven to be robust, flexible, and responsive to the changing needs and expectations in the Public Service and has also demonstrated the capacity of Statutory Commissions and Boards to collaborate, innovate, cooperate, and contribute towards professionalization of the State Service.

 “There is the need for us to come together at this time to review the impact of the previous summit and set agenda for the repositioning of the State Public Service for better service delivery as only the best is good enough for Lagosians,” the Chairman stated.

The Permanent Secretary of the Civil Service Commission, Mr. Akinbode Obadina said that the theme for the year’s Summit, “Statutory Commissions/Boards As Catalyst in repositioning the Public Service”, has once again given the Civil Service Commission a new character.

He acknowledged Governor Sanwo-Olu’s unbridled support for the Commission’s programmes and projects, stressing that the the Governor’s disposition towards the Commission and indeed all employees’ related matters is a clear demonstration of his commitment to the welfare of the workforce within the Public Service.  

A total of five plenary sessions were held at the Summit with following topics treated: Overview of year 2022 summit and review of report of the Technical Committees for the first session, Repositioning the Lagos State Public Service in the New World of Work in Relation to the THEMES Plus Agenda was the second topic, while the third topic was The Imperatives of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the Operations of Service Commissions and Boards. 

Other topics treated during the fourth and fifth plenary sessions were: The role of Commissions in Managing the welfare of the workforce in the prevailing economic situation as well as Statutory and other forms of exits from the service

The Summit was attended by the Chairmen and Permanent Secretaries of all Commissions and Boards namely: The Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM), Health Service Commission, House of Assembly Service Commission, Audit Service Commission, Primary Health Care Board, Judicial Service Commission as well as the Local Government Service Commission, who participated very actively in the discourse.