Ambode swears in five new permanent secretaries


The Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has sworn in five new Permanent Secretaries into the State Civil Service.

The new Permanent Secretaries are Dr. Shamsideen Allison (Lagos State Primary Health Care Board); Engr. Saliu Adeyemi (Ministry of the Environment); Mr. Senayon Hundeyin (Ministry of Home Affairs); and Mrs. Yetunde Odejayi (Deputy Governor’s Office) and Mrs. Florence Ebunoluwa Oluwasuji (Permanent Secretary/Tutor General, Education District V).

Ambode urged the new officials to come up with innovative ideas that would deepen the impact of his administration’s policies and programmes on the people.

“You must see this appointment as a challenge and a privilege for you to join the political leadership of your various agencies and other members of the distinguished Body of Permanent Secretaries to deliver to our people a Lagos that provides leadership with commitment to accountability, probity and transparency; geographical expansion where opportunities will be limitless under a secured environment,” Ambode was quoted as saying in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Habib Aruna.

He explained that the new permanent secretaries were chosen based on merit, adding, “We have left no one in doubt about our strong belief in the capacity of the Public Servants of our State as the engine for the actualisation of our vision and dream to transform our State to become Africa’s model megacity and preferred destination for investment and tourism.

“These appointments like others that we have done since we came into office, were not just meant  to fill vacant positions, but rather a process, well thought out to match vision with human capital.”



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