Lagos engages senior citizens on national development

Eniola Ajayi, Lagos

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (3rd left); Acting Head of Service, Mrs, Folasade Adesoye (2nd left); 1st Vice President, Association of Lagos State Retired Heads Of Service and Permanent Secretaries (ALARHOSPS), Alhaji Muhammed Olagbaye (3rd right); former Heads of Service, Mr. Adesegun Ogunlewe (2nd right); Mrs. Folasade Jaji (right) and other members of ALARHOSPS during the opening of the 3rd edition of the Association of Lagos State Retired Heads of Service and Permanent Secretaries Summit at the Adeyemi Bero Auditorium, Alausa, Ikeja, on Tuesday, April 18, 2017.

Senior Citizens in Lagos state comprising retired civil servants have been enjoined not to be tired in offering meaningful contributions to the government.

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode said this while addressing retired Heads of Service and Permanent Secretaries from the State civil service.

The Governor, who described the State Public Service as the most progressive in Nigeria, urged pensioners to continue to “add value and uphold the excellence which the State is known for”.

Immense contribution
At the opening session of the summit of Association of Lagos State Retired Heads of Service and Permanent Secretaries, the Governor said over the years, members of the Association had contributed immensely to governance and that “it was important for them to continue to offer their wealth of knowledge for overall development”.

Governor Ambode stated that being a product of the public service as a retired Permanent Secretary in Lagos, he was looking forward with confidence to a robust and inspiring communiqué of the summit that would be beneficial to the future development.

The summit, which is the third in the series, was organised as part of activities marking the Lagos at 50 celebrations, with the theme: “Lagos at Fifty, Five Decades of Excellence.”