I congratulate our newly appointed Permanent Secretaries who have just taken the oath of office. This is no doubt, a happy and fulfilling moment for all of you, your families, friends and colleagues who have contributed in various ways to your successful career in the Lagos State Public Service.
You have been appointed among several of your colleagues who are also eminently qualified to fill the vacancies created by the exit of some Permanent Secretaries. Your appointments were strictly based on merit as evidenced by your outstanding performance, commitment and dedication to duty over the years.
With this appointment, you have all effectively become the Accounting Officer of your MDAs. You have been entrusted with a bigger and more sensitive responsibility which will put to test your leadership and managerial skills.
Let me remind you of the very high expectations that will be placed on you, not only from the government but more importantly, from the over 22 million Lagosians who desire efficient and service delivery. Your ability to meet these expectations will depend on the amount of creativity and innovation you can bring to bear in the discharge of your responsibilities.
Nobody expects you to reinvent the wheel. What is expected of you is to bring to bear your knowledge and experience so that the machinery of governance can roll faster and deliver more quality results to the teeming population of our State.
Given your very impressive track records, I am very optimistic that you will rise up to the challenge and justify your new appointments.
I congratulate you all and wish you success in your new assignment.
Thank you and God bless you all.
Itesiwaju Ipinle Eko lo je wa logun.