Lagos Governor inaugurates new principal officers

Luqmon Balogun, Lagos

Newly appointed Permanent Secretaries, Mr. Mustapha Osi-Efa; Mrs. Yewande Falugba; Mr. Wasiu Akewusola; Dr. Eniayemo Ademuyiwa; Mr. Olumide Erinle and Mrs. Okelola Oluwadara, taking Oath of Office before Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu at Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja on Thursday, June 6, 2019

The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has inaugurated new principal cabinet officers along with six permanent secretaries into the state public service.

The officers are Secretary to the State Government, Mrs Folashade Jaji, the Chief of Staff, Mr. Tayo Ayinde and the Deputy Chief of Staff, Mr. Gboyega Soyannwo.

The new Permanent Secretaries include; Dr. Eniayewu Benjamin, Erinle Olumide, Oludara Oyebisi Okelola, Wasiu Akeusola, Yewande Falugba and Mustapha Osiefa.

The Deputy Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile was also presented at the ceremony attended by party chieftains, top civil servants and family members of the appointees.

Raise performance

In his address, Governor Sanwo-Olu asked the officers to hit the ground running, raise the bar of performance and as well join hands with his administration in the actualisation of the six pillars of development of the administration.

He congratulated the new officers stressing that their appointment was a call to service based on their outstanding track record in their fields of specialisation.

Your elevation from the pool of eligible Directors in the state’s public service is a reward and confirmation of your hard work and dedication over the years.

We must also continue to revive and sharpen our skills to deliver on this critical services that have been promised Lagosians.” he said

Modern governance

The Governor stressed that work must be delivered with a sense of modern responsibility and trend, as services must be comparable to what obtains in 21st Century modern states.

Mr Sanwoolu who promised to resolve all issues relating to the minimum wage challenged the appointees to be innovative and quickly key into the new dynamics that will take Lagos to the next level of greatness and prosperity.

According to the Governor “As an administration, we are committed to give you all the necessary support in terms of welfare, training, human capital development and other tools that would facilitate performance on the part of the workers”.

Showing commitment

Responding on behalf of the appointees, Secretary to the State Government Folashade Jaji expressed profound gratitude to the governor for the opportunity to serve.

She commended the governor for his laudable feat in just few days in office promising total support towards the success of the administration.

Ime Njoku