As part of efforts to promote synergy and cooperation between the State Civil Service Commission and the Justice Sector, the Lagos State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Lawal Pedro, SAN, on Thursday, hosted Members and Management Staff of the Lagos State Civil Service Commission led by the Chairman, Mrs. Olubunmi Fabamwo at the Ministry of Justice, Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja.
In his welcome address, the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Lawal Pedro applauded the Commission’s Chairman and other members of her team for the various laudable policies and programmes initiated to ensure civil servants enjoy seamless operations during their years of service to the State Government.
He said, “Lagos State is a pace-setter in terms of good governance combined with the fact that the present administration is very keen about innovation, creativity and pro-activeness. The recruiting arm of the State Government must provide and motivate a highly qualified and competent workforce that is disciplined and productive, based on equity, justice and fairness”.
Pedro commended the leadership of the Commission for employing competent and qualified workers into the civil service, describing officials of the State Government as “Round Pegs in Right Holes”.
While noting that the calibre of staff in the employ of the State Government can compete favourably with their counterparts across the world, Mr. Lawal Pedro, SAN, appreciated and assured the Commission that his office and the Lagos State Ministry of Justice will continue to show immense support towards any activity presented by the State Civil Service Commission.
Speaking earlier, the Chairman of the Lagos State Civil Service Commission, Mrs. Olubunmi Fabamwo said that the visit was necessary to keep the Attorney-General informed about the operations of the Commission as well as to formally congratulate him on his appointment as the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice.
She noted that part of the Commission’s statutory duties include recruitment of competent and qualified staff into the system, overseeing promotion and career progression of staff, discipline and exit, amongst others.
The Chairman recalled that the Commission recently promoted civil servants who were statutorily due for elevation to the next level after undergoing the mandatory Structured Training Programmes (STP) put in place by the State Government.
In her remarks, the Solicitor-General and Permanent Secretary, Mrs. Titilayo Shitta-bey Jeje envisaged a good working relationship with members of the Commission, noting that the CSC should continue to recruit a workforce that is disciplined and productive, based on professionalism, transparency and accountability.