Emmanuel Thomas, Lagos
June 2, 2015 – Civil Servants in Lagos State today tasked Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode to put an end to use of consultancy services for jobs that they are trained to do.
Use of consultancies became very rampart during the era of the former Governor Mr. Babatunde Fashola. The civil servants who were addressing Ambode said they were not happy with the development.
Some of the civil servants who spoke at the forum urged the governor to improve on welfare package and regular local and foreign training which they said was put in abeyance by the Fashola administration.
They also reminded the governor to work for the masses who elected him and build houses and shops that everybody would have access to.
They said that it is of no use to build shops and house that is beyond the reach of those who need them.
Led by the state Head of Service, Folasade Jaji, the civil servants said they believe the return of Ambode will take the state to greater heights.
While reacting to some of these issues, Ambode adopted the slogan of President Muhammadu Buhari who said he belongs to nobody, stressing that he will work to ensure that they are remunerated to enable them stand side by side anywhere in the federation.
The governor vowed to fulfill all his electoral promises but pleaded with the workers to have a change of attitude to work vis a vis resumption and closing time adding that his decision to move into Ikeja House was to ensure prompt response to state matters.