We are fully equipped to deliver, says Omotoso


Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso, has assured Lagosians that members of the state executive council have been fully equipped to deliver on the promises of the administration of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

He gave the assurance on Saturday while addressing correspondents in the company of some of his colleagues and the Head of Service (HoS), Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola on the outcome of a four-day retreat organised by the state government for the exco members and permanent secretaries at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.

He said the retreat has prepared them fully for the task ahead promising that Lagosians will see a lot of actions from the government as everything that has been planned will now be put to action.

According to Omotoso, “We have had an intensive, energy sapping and intellectually fulfilling four-day retreat, it is a spring board for us to take off, now Lagosians are going to see a lot of actions from this government, because everything that has been planned will now be put into action.

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“Everything that we needed to know we have been told; we have giants from both the private and public sectors as well as professionals from all walks of life in the cabinet.

“We are fully armed and fully energised and we are going to go into action and Lagosians will see a good, better and greater Lagos, the Lagos that we all have been dreaming of, that will be the pride of everybody,” the commissioner stressed.

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Also speaking, the HoS, Muri-Okunola said the retreat which was “fun filled, intensive and with strategy packed sessions will benefit Lagos and Lagosians at large.”

He said, “It was necessary to have a forum that will create a synergy between the permanent secretaries and the new cabinet members, it is also aimed at bonding the relationship between the two principal officers of government.”

The retreat, Muri-Okunola said was characterised by a high level of leadership topics, leaders of thought like Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Babatunde Fashola both past governors of the state, Ben Akabueze, Director-General, Federal Budget Office, Wale Edun, Atedo Peterside, Mo Abudu, Dele Alake etc.

“Who came to grace the occasion with their knowledge and personal as well as public service and public life with variety of topics aimed at creating a shared vision for everybody to key into, setting a tone for the administration sitting primarily on the pillars established by the governor with the acronym THEMES,” the HoS said.

Also speaking, Ajibola Ponle, Commissioner for Establishment, Training and Pensions said they have been told what is required of them so they are ready to roll up their sleeves to render service.



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