Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Tuesday pledged his commitment to vigorously pursue programmes that would guarantee and protect the rights of women in the State.
Ambode, who was represented by the Deputy Governor, Dr Idiat Adebule, made the pledge at the commemoration of this year’s Public Service Day in Lagos.
The theme for this year’s commemoration is ‘The Role of Public Service in Women Empowerment, Innovation and Access to Service Delivery’.
He said that the day brought to mind the collective desire to empower women and help them realise their potential, irrespective of status, religion and backgrounds.
According to him, with the right programmes and policies in place, women and girls in the state can be more productive and empowered for better life.
Ambode urged public servants to imbibe and develop new approaches that would enhance better service delivery.
“This day was initiated to appreciate the contributions of public servants to the socio-economic development of the state.
“It provides us the opportunity of assessing, reflecting and reviewing the progress we have made so far, as well as our efforts to re-engineer the public service of Lagos State to meet the aspirations of Lagosians.
“Dear public servants, the time has come to rise to the occasion by developing new approaches that will enhance better service delivery.
“On our part, we will continue to encourage and reward diligence and resourcefulness.
“We will be committed to deliver on our campaign promises and ensure a better life for our citizens and the entire workforce. We, however, count on your continued support and cooperation,” he said.
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