Govt distributes 100 vehicles to substantive directors on GL 17
Lagos State government has distributed 100 vehicles to substantive directors on Grade Level 17, in the state public service through an e-ballot system.
The state Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola, at the handover ceremony, congratulated the winners, some of whom participated virtually, noting that the cars are not gifts, but work tools. He added that 40 vehicles were allocated to director on GL 17 in the teaching sector, while 30 each were allocated to the health and mainstream sectors.
He commended Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his deputy for the initiative, revealing that Mr. Governor has also promised that the state government will continue to hold the initiative periodically based on the availability of funds.
Muri-Okunola, therefore, urged all directors that did not win this time around, not to despair but hope that it will be their turn to celebrate next time the initiative is held.
The Head of Service stated that the choice of the use of e-ballot was to give every substantive director equal opportunity in line with the T.H.E.M.E.S agenda of the Sanwo-Olu administration.
The Permanent Secretary, Public Service Office, Mrs. Sunkanmi Oyegbola stated that the process streamed live on Twitter and Facebook was transparent, adding that winners would be verified to ensure eligibility.
In his remarks, the Chairman, Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, Lagos State Branch, Comrade Olusegun Balogun, commended the state government for the initiative, noting that the initiative was a landmark achievement by the present administration led by Sanwo-Olu.