Sanwo-Olu Urges New Principal Officers to Raise the Bar of Performance
Babajide Sanwo-Olu

…Swears-In SSG, CoS, Six Perm Secs

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Lagos State governor, on Thursday swore in new principal cabinet officers along with six permanent secretaries into the state’s public service.

The principal officers are Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mrs. Folashade Sherifat Jaji; the Chief of Staff (CoS), Mr. Tayo Ayinde, and the Deputy Chief of Staff (DCoS), Mr. Gboyega Soyanwo.

The new Permanent Secretaries are 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.

Sanwo-Olu, in his speech, charged the officers to hit the ground running, raise the bar of performance and join hands with his administration in the actualisation of his administration’s six pillars of development.

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


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He said: “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 continue to revive and sharpen our skills to deliver on these critical services that have been promised Lagosians.”

He added that work must be delivered with a sense of modern responsibility and trend when he said, “Our services must be comparable to what obtains in 21st Century modern states like ours.”

Sanwo-Olu also promised to resolve all issues relating to the minimum wage soonest, while charging the appointees to be innovative and quickly key into the new dynamics that would take Lagos to the next level of greatness and prosperity.

“As an administration, we are committed to giving 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,” he said.

Responding on behalf of the appointees, the SSG, Folashade Jaji, expressed profound gratitude to the governor for the opportunity to serve, even as she commended the governor for his laudable feat in just a few days in office, promising total support towards the success of the administration.


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