Governor Akinwumi Ambode of Lagos state swears new permanent secretaries into office.
With just some months to the end of his tenure, Ambode swore in six new permanent secretaries into the State Public Service today, Wednesday 11th of July.
Speaking at the swearing in which took place at Alausa, Ikeja today, Ambode said the need to promote the appointees to the level of permanent secretaries arose as a result of their outstanding abilities and especially because their present positions were vacant before now.
After congratulating them, the Governor enjoined them to have and develop selfless attitude towards service, inclusive governance, fair and just distribution of resources among the people as well as deployment of best global practices in service delivery.
“We believe strongly that our State Public Service deserves nothing but the best. Our vision to build a Modern Smart City-State can only be driven and actualized by matching ability with responsibility. This is a key philosophy which has guided all our actions since we assumed office.
“I have no doubt in your capability to add value to governance and contribute to the realization of this administration’s short, medium and long term plans,” the Governor said.
“I look forward to seeing your positive impact in the State Public Service especially in the area of improved efficiency and effectiveness with which government business is handled, keeping in mind that we can only be adjudged to have done the right thing when our people are happy and satisfied”
These are the new Permanent Secretaries and their portfolios: Mrs Bamidele Fadipe, Office of Civic Engagement; Mr Bashir Braimah, Public Service Office; Mrs Raji Ganiyat, Ministry of Wealth Creation and Employment; Mrs Omotola Akinsanya, Local Government Establishment, Training and Pension; Mrs Olufunmilayo Okeowo, Tutor General/Permanent Secretary Education District Four; and Mrs Adeleye Olatokunbo, Teachers Establishment and Pensions Office.