Governor Ambode On Tuesday, June 23, 2015 pledged to pursue programs that are aimed at protecting the rights of women.
The governor who was represented by his deputy, Dr Idiat Adebule, made the pledge at the commemoration of this year’s edition of Public Service Day,themed ‘The Role of Public Service in Women Empowerment, Innovation and Access to Service Delivery’.
According to Vanguard the governor said the commemoration stresses the need to empower women and help them realise their potential, irrespective of status, religion and backgrounds.
He said with the right programmes and policies in place, women and girls in the state can be more productive and empowered for better life. He urged public servants to imbibe and develop new approaches that would enhance better service delivery.
”This day was initiated to appreciate the contributions of public servants to the socio-economic development of the state.
The highlights of the event was the recognition of the contribution of public service and the work put in by public servants in the development process.
About 550 public servants who have served the State meritoriously for over 30 years were honoured with the State Long Service Merit Award. The award is in recognition and appreciation of their contributions, diligence and commitment to work.