Civil servants in Lagos State must pay adequate attention to their health, to be more efficient in service delivery.
This was the message from Lagos State Public Service Club, as it marks 40th anniversary of existence.
The President of the club, Mr Samuel Ajenifuja said that the need for Civil servants to consistently recreate would help them to be more active at work and live longer.
Mr Ajenifuja urged them to do more of exercise and check themselves regularly, saying ”their health is very important to carry out their daily activities.”
”The members of Lagos Club say it is not work alone, after work you have to exercise to have a sound mind and have to be of stable mind. There was sometime we have some civil servant who dropped dead, we don’t want this to happen again. We want civil servants to be up and doing, recreate and exercise their body, because for you to have good delivery as public servants, you must exercise your body, and be healthy,” he explained.
According to him, the club is not meant for only civil servants alone, as associate members are also Incorporated and the club since inception has produced 22 presidents and is being overseen by elected executives council made up of civil servants.
The club was formed during the administration of former State Governor, Alhaji Lateef Jakande in 1979, and affiliated to a number of other clubs such as Lagos Country Club Abeokuta Sporting Club, Ibadan Sporting Club among others.
Mr Ajenifuja advised civil servants and members of the public to join the Club which currently has about 6,000 membership strength.
While giving a schedule of events outlined for the celebration, the Chairman of the anniversary planning Committee, Mr Oluyomi Amoye said that members and associate members would be paying a visit to the founder of the club, who is the first Civilian Governor of Lagos, Alhaji Lateef Jakande.
Other activities include; mosque and church services, visit to orphanage home, as well as sports, health check among others.
Members of the club expressed gratitude to their Grand Patron, the Executive Governor of Lagos State, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Patron who is the Head of Service, Mr Hakeem Muri-Okunola for their active role in the development of the club.
Lagos State Public service club was established in 1979 to serve as a platform for social and sporting activities amongst public officials in the State.