BY OLASUNKANMI AKONI & MONSUR OLOWOOPEJO
LAGOS—Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, yesterday, said there is the need to sustain and improve on the current achievements in the state after his exit in 2015.
Fashola, who said the stakes have already been raised for his successor, urged civil servants in the state to continue to improve on their work and do all they can to sustain the achievements recorded since 2007 beyond 2015.
Fashola made the call while addressing thousands of state civil servants at a lecture and award ceremony to commemorate the grand finale of the 2014 Public Service Week, at the Adeyemi Bero Auditorium, Alausa Secretariat, Ikeja.
The governor, while reminding the workers that it was the last time he would address them as governor of the state, charged them not to allow his exit by May 2015, affect the standard of service that has earned the Lagos Public Service accolades across the country.
The governor, who commended the public servants for their co-operation since the inception of his administration, said the achievements recorded could not have been possible without them, stressing that he was proud to be the head of the team.
According to Fashola, “It has been a pleasant journey which is on its final curve into its eighth year. I have enjoyed working with you. You have shown that impossible means nothing here. Impossible is the excuse for not trying, and we have become the team to beat”.
While noting that other states in the federation are aiming to better the achievements in Lagos, Fashola urged, “there is competition, other states have woken up, they want to see what Lagos is doing, what they do not tell you is that they want to overtake Lagos.
“The competition is now close, we must continue to innovate and raise the stakes for ourselves, and we must never lie at ease”.