Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Tuesday, sworn in the members of the Judicial Service Commission, Health Service Commission and Board of the State-owned Ibile Oil and Gas Corporation (IOGC).
Speaking during the swearing in ceremony at the Lagos House, Ikeja, Sanwo-Olu charged the members to uphold trust as key element of public administration while discharging their statutory duties.
He said that all public officers, regardless of segments of service, owed the public a duty to perform their responsibilities with trust and integrity.
The governor said that the underlying responsibility of public officers must be to deploy their expertise in attaining overall public good.
Sanwo-Olu charged the newly sworn in members of the statutory commissions and the corporation’s board to consider people and the state’s interests as overriding priorities in their decisions.
”I congratulate the newly inaugurated chairmen and members of the Health Service Commission, Judicial Service Commission and the Board of Ibile Oil and Gas Corporation.
”I cannot emphasise enough the fact that you all have been called upon to serve the government and people of the state,” the governor said.
Sanwo-Olu urged the Service Commissions to ensure due diligence was strictly followed in recruitment, promotion, discipline and career management processes in their respective ministries.
He also charged them to make justice and fairness their watchwords in addressing matters that would be brought before them for consideration.
”As members of Health and Judicial Service Commissions, your actions or inactions will have a significant impact on the quality of healthcare and of justice available in Lagos.
”This is not just in the immediate future but for a long time to come. This realisation should guide your conduct and decision-making.
”The new Board of IOGC comprises knowledgeable and experienced personalities, and my expectation of the Board is to deepen the viability of the corporation and strategically position it as a leader in the oil and gas industry.
”It must be managed to yield good returns on investment through significant contribution to the state Internally Generated Revenue on a sustainable basis,” Sanwo-Olu said.
He equally admonished the board to promote good corporate governance in the management of the affairs of the corporation, which was established in 2013, following the discovery of crude oil in Badagry area of the state.
The Head of Service, Mr Hakeem Muri-Okunola, said that the constitution of the commissions’ membership and that of the board was in line with extant laws of the state to promote fairness, justice and transparency.
Muri-Okunola urged the appointees to bring their wealth of experience to bear in discharging their duties.
Speaking on behalf of all the appointees, the Chairman of the Health Service Commission, Dr Muyinat Onayiga, saidbthat they would justify the confidence reposed in them by the governor.
Members of the Health Service Commission are Mrs Kemi Ogunyemi, Dr Mobolaji Olukoya, Dr Olumuyiwa Solanke, and Mrs Adepeju Adeleye (to be confirmed by Assembly).
The Judicial Service Commission is chaired by the Chief Judge of Lagos, Justice Kazeem Alogba.
Other members are Attorney General of the State, Mr Moyosore Onigbanjo, SAN, Mr Olasupo Ati-John, Mrs Bamidele Akinyemi, Mr Lateef Kareem, and Mr Mahmud Dawodu.
The IOGC Board is chaired by Commissioner for Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, Mr Olalere Odusote.
Other members of IOGC Board are Mr Abdul-Ahmed Mustapha, Mr Wole Ogunsanya, Mr Tokunbo Ishmeal, Mr Goke Adeniyi, Omolara Cudjoe-Alakija and Doyin Akinyanju. (NAN)