Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State on Wednesday administrated the oath of office on the new Head of Service, Sherifat Jaji, at the Government House, Ikeja.
Ms. Jaji was appointed on Monday following the retirement of Oluseyi Williams, the former Head of Service, on February 14.
Mr. Fashola said his government would continue to better the lives of residents till the end of his administration.
He congratulated Ms. Jaji on her appointment, urging her to make use of her new office to strengthen the civil service and ensure greater service delivery.
Ms. Fashola also urged her to build on the reforms embarked upon by her predecessors and strive to promote the tradition of excellence the service was known for.
“I implore the new HOS to build on the reforms embarked upon by her predecessors.
“You should do your best to keep the Ministries and Departments on their toes to ensure improved service delivery and effective implementation of their mission statements and commitments, ” he said.
The governor urged the family of the new HOS to show understanding as her new responsibility would demand more time out of home.
He pledged to give the new Head of Service the necessary support to perform her responsibility.
Ms. Jaji, in her remark, thanked Mr. Fashola and the state government for the confidence reposed in her through the appointment.
She pledged to do her best to consolidate on the achievements of her predecessors and strengthen the civil service for greater service delivery.