The Lagos State Government has flagged off activities marking this year’s Public Service Week.
The week is aimed at recognizing the contribution of public servants to humanity as 23 June of each year has been fixed for the celebration.
The theme of this year’s celebration is African Charter on Values and Principles of Public Service and Administrators: A Tool for Enhancing Governance in the Open Government Era.
At a news conference marking the week in Lagos, Head of Service, HOS, Mrs. Oluseyi Williams, said government attached lots of importance to the Public Service Week and had therefore mapped out activities for the week.
Activities lined up for the week are visits and donations to charity homes on Monday, where foodstuffs, toiletries, money and others will be donated while health talk will hold at the Aderemi Bero Auditorium the same day.
Wednesday has been fixed for Health Day where medical screening for different ailments, such as hypertension, cervical and breast cancers, diabetes, among others would be carried out on civil servants.
Thursday would be used to honour over 500 public servants who had spent at least 30 years in service in appreciation of their dedication and diligence with the long service merit award confered on them.
The day would also feature exhibition by Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs.
She added that Friday had been slated for Muslims Jumaat prayers at the Secretariat Mosque as the various MDAs would still hold their exhibitions that day, while walk-for-fitness would be observed on Saturday to keep the civil servants healthy, adding that there would be interdenominational Christian thanksgiving service at the Chapel of Christ the Light, Alausa.
“The week-long activities will be rounded off on Monday, 23 June with the annual public service lecture which will reflect the theme of the year’s public service day.
“The state government will be recognizing public servants who have been adjudged as most outstanding officers for the year in their various MDAs,” Williams added.