Address Delivered By His Excellency, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, Governor of Lagos State at the Swearing-In Ceremony of Mrs. Elizabeth Abiodun Ashiru as Newly Appointed Permanent Secretary on Thursday 12th May 2016 at the Exco Chambers, Lagos House, Alausa

This administration is committed to the continued reinvigoration of the machinery of Government through elevation of worthy and qualified individuals from the pool of skilled workforce in the State Public Service.

Whenever the opportunity arises, diligent officers will be rewarded with higher responsibilities and be expected to continue the good work which has earned them the elevation. The position of Permanent Secretary is very critical in this administration as they are the Accounting Officers of our various ministries and agencies.


Today, Mrs. Elizabeth Abiodun Ashiru has been appointed to the Body of Permanent Secretaries in the Lagos State Public Service to oversee the Ministry of Environment. With this appointment, you have been saddled with the responsibility of running a sensitive ministry and nothing short of excellence is required. You must be ready to take tough decisions and show leadership.

It is our Civil/Public Servants who implement the policies and programmes of government. You must very quickly get a grasp of the policy direction of this administration as it concerns your ministry and take charge of it. You must be the driver of our CHANGE mantra in your ministry.

I congratulate you on this well-deserved appointment and urge you to live up to the demands of your new status.

Thank you.


Akinwunmi Ambode

Governor of Lagos State,



12th May, 2016