Lagos honours 800 officers with long service merit awards


As part of the activities commemorating Y2022 Public Service Week, the Lagos State Government presented the Long Service Merit Award to 800 officers (LSMA).

The Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola, said in his address at the 15th edition of the Merit Award held today at The Marquee, Radio Lagos/Eko FM Complex Agidingbi, Ikeja, that the Award was designed to recognise and reward diligence, commitment, and loyalty among public servants in Lagos State.

He stated that the gesture demonstrated the State Government’s gratitude to hardworking Public Servants while also encouraging and motivating others to continue the tradition of excellent service delivery.
“The Long Service Merit Award represents an opportunity for us, as a State Government, to celebrate Public Servants who have served the Government and people of Lagos State diligently and conscientiously for 30 years or more, and have made significant contributions to the State’s development and prosperity,” he says.

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The Head of Service congratulated and felicitated the deserving awardees, assuring them that the State Government would continue to value their dedication, loyalty, sacrifices, and numerous contributions to the development of Lagos State.

“As you receive this recognition award, I urge you not to rest on your laurels, but to continue to demonstrate a strong sense of duty and responsibility, as well as the other qualities and values for which you are being recognised today,” Muri-Okunola said.

Mrs. Oluyemi Kalesanwo, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation (WAPA), thanked the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, for his exemplary leadership role and for ensuring that all public servants’ welfare has been well-taken care of since taking office.

While assuring the State Government of the recipients’ continued loyalty, commitment, and dedication to improving service delivery, Mrs. Kalesanwo stated that the awards will serve as an incentive to the workforce for the Greater Lagos vision to be realised.

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