Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Monday swore in new members of his cabinet, and he wants from them, ‘nothing but the best’.

“Given the cosmopolitan nature of our state and the peculiar challenges of a mega city, we cannot afford to rely on the status quo approach to providing solution to new and emerging issues.

“As you settle down to your new assignments, I demand nothing but the best from you,” Ambode told the new cabinet members.

The five new members include: Mrs Olayinka Oladunjoye as Commissioner for Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives; Mr Segun Banjo as the Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning and Mr Oladipo Lawanson as the Commissioner for Transportation.

Others are Mr Akeem Fahm,Commissioner for Science and Technology, and Mr Omoyele Sulaiman, the Special Adviser to the governor on Community and Communications.

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Ambode charged them to, as a matter of necessity, adopt new methods to achieve greater efficiency and increased productivity.

The governor told the new appointees to immediately hit the ground running and bring themselves up to speed with the mandate of their Ministries and agencies, as well as key into the immediate priority for the year, which is the completion of all ongoing projects.

“This, however, does not preclude the initiation of new projects that are considered highly essential and critical to the general well-being of our people.”

Ambode said that one of the approaches of his administration has been to infuse innovation and creativity into governance.

Oladunjoye, on behalf of the appointees, gave an assurance that they would key into the vision and mission of the government.


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