Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday, handed over 35 brand new buses to civil servants for transport to and from work.
Africa News24 (AN24) recalls that the governor had on the resumption of office on Thursday promised to reflect the Central Bus System (CBS), the body handling transport for civil servants, as almost all buses being used to transport civil servants were dilapidated.
Four days after the promise, Sanwo-Olu handed over the buses to the CBS at the Car Park, Lagos Government Secretariat, Alausa, in Ikeja, Lagos.
The Lagos civil service is the back bone of government operations and ensuring we have a quality, motivated, disciplined and emotionally invested workforce is key in building #ForAGreaterLagos.
Today, we fulfilled our promise of providing airconditioned buses for our workforce. pic.twitter.com/JLaSLSdOJv
— Babajide Sanwo-Olu (@jidesanwoolu) June 3, 2019
A statement on Monday said the Head of Service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola, inaugurated the new buses and thanked the governor for catering to the welfare of about 120,000 workers.
Muri-Okunola stated that Sanwo-Olu made good his promise by reflecting the entire CBS, adding that it was now a clarion call on civil servants to rededicate themselves to effective service delivery.
“You have to start doing your job well. If you have been doing your job well, it is a call to be excellent in service delivery.
“You cannot rely on bureaucracy, but getting the job done, be ICT compliance. Join hands with the governor to build Lagos,” he said.
Muri-Okunola added that the CBS drivers would have to undergo training to be able to drive the new buses as they were technical to operate.