Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has appointed a new Accountant General Dr. Shefiu Abiodun Muritala for his administration. This is just as the Governor also appointed Dr. Olusegun Ogboye as Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health, while approving the redeployment of the Permanent Secretary of the State Treasury Office (STO), Mrs. Shukurat Umar, to Office of the Debt Management.
Muritala, a PhD holder in Strategic Management and General Manager (Finance) of the Lagos State Development and Property Corporation (LSDPC), will double as Permanent Secretary in the State Treasury Office while Ogboye succeeded Dr. Titilayo Goncalves, who is retiring from civil service today after 35 years of service.
Commenting, Governor Sanwo-Olu said the choice of the appointees to positions of Permanent Secretary and Accountant General spoke to his administration’s vision for the economic growth plan and wellbeing of the residents, noting that the appointees’ selection was based on their competence and track records in service delivery.
He charged the new appointees to align their activities with the development agenda of his administration, stressing that their engagements must simplify governance and promote professionalism in civil service.
“The sectors, which you are appointed to supervise, are critical to the realization of our administration’s development vision. I believe you will justify the confidence of Lagosians and put in your very best. We hope your best would improve service delivery to every citizen of Lagos State.
“It is only when we have the right people in the right places, that’s when the true dividends of democracy can be felt by the people. We are in government because we want to remove red tape slowing down governance and make life better for our citizens. We are in government because we want to build a tomorrow that is better than the one we see today. We have the capacity to surmount our challenges and make our State better for living,” Governor Sanwo-Olu said.