Address Delivered At The Swearing-In Ceremony Of Newly Appointed Permanent Secretaries


In the last sixteen months, our administration has charted a course for positive growth and development in the various areas of human endeavour in Lagos State. Our modest achievements amplify commitment to the progress of Lagos as aptly expressed in the slogan “the progress of Lagos is of paramount interest to us all”.


A major pivot in the successes so far achieved is the vibrant s State Public Service. Our Public Service ranks among the largest and most effective in Nigeria in terms of service delivery and efficiency.


Our Public Service has continued to maintain this reputation because we have always upheld best practices and given a lot of priority to training and equipping our people. More importantly, we have ensured that only competent and qualified officers with proven capacity to interpret and implement government policies and programmes are appointed to leadership positions.


The officers who have just been sworn in as Permanent Secretaries satisfy these parameters and have been adjudged to be fit and proper persons with integrity and character. It is therefore my pleasure to congratulate Mrs. Toyin Idowu Awoseyi and Mrs. Anike Adekanye on their new appointments.


It is expected that you will bring on board added value and relate with other members of the Body of Permanent Secretaries in upholding the tradition of excellence for which the State Public Service is known.


Today, you have been elevated to the highest career position in the State Civil Service and from now on, all your actions and in-actions will come under intense public scrutiny.  I urge you not to relent in maintaining the integrity and productivity that distinguished you for this appointment.

On behalf of the government and people of Lagos State, I congratulate you once more and wish you a successful period in Office.

Thank you and God bless.

Itesiwaju Ipinle Eko Lo Je Wa L’Ogun!!!