Recently, Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu announced the development of an app called Alausasabi by a civil servant of the state civil service.
The app was developed by Mr Oluwaseun Ogunmolu who was a level 8 government official as at the time of the announcement. According to Ogunmolu, the app “is on anything and everything anyone needs to know about the Lagos State Public Service“.
AlausaSabi is however not available on Playstore for download at the time of writing this article. It appears that it was designed with just the members of the Lagos State Workforce in mind.
At a knowledge-sharing program organized by the Ministry of Establishment, Training and Pensions, Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu lauded the proactive initiative.
And for his reward, the app developer, Ogunmolu was awarded a double promotion, leaping from Level 8 straight to Level 10 of the Lagos State civil service.
There were mixed reactions to the announcement on Twitter, with some people opining that the civil servant, Ogunmolu deserved more than a double promotion for his initiative.
Other reactions suggested monetary payment in addition to the promotion, that is assuming that the Government was going to make use of the app for free.
However, to encourage creativity and improved performance in the state, it was revealed at the event that subsequent promotion would now be based on creative achievements because according to Sanwo-Olu, that is what determines the future of the workers.
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