Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode was present as a new addition to the Body of Permanent Secretaries in Lagos State Mrs. Fiyinfoluwa Adenike Ogunbanke was sworn in. The number of substantive Directors that have risen to the level of Permanent Secretary in the past two years is now 38.
At the swearing-in, Ambode said;
“It is always a thing of joy to be elevated to a position of honor especially that of a Permanent Secretary in Lagos State. I know this much because I had experienced the joy of this occasion some years back. I am therefore pleased to congratulate Mrs. Ogunbanke on her well-deserved elevation. I have no doubt that she will bring to bear on the Public Service and this administration, her widely acknowledged sterling qualities of hard work, dedication, and professionalism. These are some of the qualities that we need to embrace and apply to government business, which is, in essence, the people’s business.
Presently, we have a vision which is being implemented through the various ongoing reforms in critical sectors including transportation, education, environment, justice delivery system and tourism. The Public Service has a duty to ensure that these reforms are diligently implemented in a way that the desired intention is achieved, he said.