It was reported that Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State says civil servants deserve equal praise from people who have been pouring encomium on him for his achievements in Lagos in the last eight years.
Fashola, whose tenure will end on May 29, 2015, said this at a send-off themed, ‘Time Out with BRF…Indelible Footprints’.
The event was organised by the Body of Permanent Secretaries in Fashola’s honour in Alausa, Ikeja, a statement said on Sunday.
Fashola observed that when people praised him for being an exemplary achiever, he always felt awkward.
“This is because whatever I achieved was because of team work. Whatever we celebrate today, we earned it together. I share the responsibility for all that we did well,” he said.
The governor further praised the All Progressives Congress for providing the template through which dividends of democracy were provided for the people.
He said, “We worked with the manifesto of the party; we infused it in our civil service. If there is one thing that I am happy for, it is the fact that our party ─ from AD to AC, ACN and APC ─ has demonstrated that in this part of the world that government can work and government can change lives.”
Fashola said he was happy with the reorientation of Lagos civil servants, who had continued to demonstrate that they were true professionals.