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Lagos swears in 5 Perm Secs

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The Lagos State Government, on Wednesday, swore in five newly appointed Permanent Secretaries.

Speaking at the swearing-in ceremony held at the Banquet Hall, Governor’s Office, Alausa Secretariat, state Head of Service,  Mr Bode Agoro, said the appointees were selected from the pool of directors who participated in the 2022 merit-based screening exercise for Permanent Secretaries appointment.

His statement revealed that it was the second swearing-in he coordinated since he assumed office as the 22nd Head of Service.

Agoro said, “Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, permit me to state for the record that the appointment of these new five Permanent Secretaries by our amiable Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, shows Mr Governor’s commitment to excellence, merit, fairness, and transparency, as the appointees were selected from the pool of directors who participated in the year 2022 merit-based screening exercise for appointment as Permanent Secretaries”.

He listed the newly appointed Permanent Secretaries as Permanent Secretary, Office of Infrastructure, Somide Ayodele; Permanent Secretary, Office of Drainage Services, Adegbite Olakunle; Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Mr Emmanuel Audu; and Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission, Mrs Oki Morenike.

Agoro added, “On this note, I congratulate all the five appointees on their elevation to the enviable rank of Permanent Secretary in the state public service, as I want to admonish you to ensure that you maintain good standing with the political head and all the staff of your respective MDAs, for the speedy attainment of your given mandate.

“I have full confidence in your abilities to add value to the quality of service delivery, which, in the long run, will go a long way to complement the efforts of the state government towards achieving its developmental agenda.  I, therefore, urge you to hit the ground running and validate Mr. Governor’s trust and confidence in you”.

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