Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday presided over the swearing-in of three new Permanent Secretaries into the State Public Service, charging the new appointees to bring their professionalism to bear and impact positively on the lives of Lagosians.
The Governor, who spoke at the State Executive Council Chambersat Lagos House, Ikeja, stressed the fact that the appointment of the newPermanent Secretaries was in tandem with the laid down tradition of deployingthe best human capital to deliver on government’s promises to the people of theState and thus were based on merit, integrity and a record of selfless service.
“Therefore, I enjoin the new appointees not to see theirappointment as compensation or a reward for favours done to anybody but tovalue it as a call to higher service, where their actions or inactions willhave an impact on the lives of Lagosians.
“I urge you to settle in quickly to your new responsibilities. Iam positive that your wealth of service and professional experiences will bedeployed in assisting our administration to make lives better and moremeaningful for our people,” the Governor said.
While congratulating the new appointees, Governor Ambode urgedthem not to see their appointment as compensation or favour, but a call togreater service and as such they must continue to raise the bar of excellencewhich the State is known for.
“As a government, we believe strongly that to maintain andsurpass the current record of our socio-economic and political development, wemust continue to raise the bar and ensure that only individuals with thesequalities are saddled with the task of executing government policies andprogrammes”, he said.
The three new appointed Permanent Secretaries are EngineerTemidayo Erinle, Mrs. Abiola Adetutu and Dr. Mrs. Atinuke Onayiga.
Earlier in her opening remarks, the Acting Head of Service, Mrs.Folashade Adesoye, said the appointment of the three Permanent Secretaries wasas a result of her appointment as the Acting Head of Service and the recentretirement of two Permanent Secretaries, hence the need the fill the vacantpositions.
In his vote of assurance, Engineer Erinle, who responded on behalf of other appointees,thanked the Governor for their appointments and assured him that he and his colleagues would carry out their responsibilities diligently and efficiently.