Lagos Governor inaugurates cabinet

Luqmon Balogun, Lagos


The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has inaugurated the new Commissioners and Special advisers to activate a full cabinet of his government.

At the swearing in ceremony held at the State Secretariat, Ikeja, the Governor urged them to be more committed to the development of the State.

Governor Sanwo-Olu congratulated the new cabinet members on thier appointments and challenged them to enhance governance with creativity, innovation and technology.

He also urged them embrace collaboration with the private sector and continue dialogue and partner with all relevant stakeholders.

Unique Qualities

Sanwo-Olu explained that the cabinet was unique in leadership qualities and gender diversity, stressing that its members were selected through a rigorous process based on their track records in service delivery in their respective fields.

The Governor charged them to bring their years of leadership and administrative experience to bear in handling affairs of the state.

“It is with pride that I congratulate the new Commissioners and Special Advisers on your well-deserved appointments. It is a testament to your capacity, your accomplishments and your track record of hard work, commitment, dedication and professionalism in your private and public endeavours.

“Today, all of you are inducted into a singular administration, unique in its diversity – both of heritage and of creed – made up of technical and politically skilled men and women who understand the challenges of our State, grasp the grand vision of our administration, and are sensitive to the yearnings of our citizens, whom we must ultimately serve,” he said

Top Destination
Governor Sanwo-Olu maintained that the ultimate goal of his administration was to ensure Lagos remained the top destination for business, work and living in Africa.

He also reiterated his government’s commitment to build on the foundation laid by his predecessors through Lagos Development Blueprint.

Giving a vote of assurance on behalf of the cabinet members, the Commissioner for Water Resources and Environment, Mr. Tunji Bello, said the team would foster unity of purpose and dedication to enable the Governor realise his vision.

About 35 Commissioners and Special Advisers were inaugurated at the event.