Civil servants in the Badagry Local Government of Lagos State have been called upon to discharge their duties faithfully and effectively for the betterment of the people of the local government area.
The chairman of the local government, Hon. Olusegun Onilude gave this call during the week at the pens down ceremony organised by the council in honour of three senior officers of the council who statutorily retired from the civil service recently.
The three senior officers, Messrs Sunday Amosu, who retired as the council manager of the council, Adebola Disu retired Human Resources Officer (H R O) and Awotunde Adeyemi ,who also retired as an information Officer of the council.
Onilude said the three retired officers were team players who discharged their duties effectively and faithfully to the growth and development of the local government area .
Extolling the attributes of Mr Amosu, the council boss pointed out that Amosu “is a good manager of men and resources ” whose legacies he left behind as a council manager would be difficult to meet by the in -coming council manager of the local government.
He described him as a seasoned civil servant who traversed the length and breath of Lagos State , contributed immensely to achievements recorded by his administration.
“When I got here as the executive chairman, I met a council manager that is very humane and approachable. I met a man who was conscious of his duties and authority as a council manager but refused to let such powers intoxicate him. He was a council manager who would not insist that in every transaction in the council, he must have his own percentage. There are council managers like that and before you know it, they drag themselves to the commission .With Sunday Amosu, there were no issues to warrant thinking of reporting him to the commission. I did not regret working with him. Personally, I will miss him and I doubt if the next council manager would be like him ”
He advised other civil servants in the employment of the Lagos Local Government Service Commission to emulate the good virtues of the retired Council Manager of the local government.