Sanwo-Olu appoints five new permanent secretaries


Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, on Monday, approved the appointment of five new Permanent Secretaries in the state civil service.

The State’s Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola, in a circular on Monday, confirmed the appointments, explaining that the decision is part of Governor Sanwo-Olu’s giant strides to attain the set objectives contained in the THEMES agenda.

Okunola listed former Director of Financial Intelligence and Research at the State Treasury Office, Mr. Olujimi Ige, as the new Permanent Secretary at Debt Management Office (DMO), a former Director of Finance and Accounts of the State Auditor General, Mrs. Ajenifuja Kafayat Adetokunbo, Permanent Secretary, Parastatal Monitoring Office, while Mr. Adeniji Hakeem Oduyinka, who until now was Director of Commerce at the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives, moves up as Permanent Secretary, Office of the Civic Engagement. Also, former Director of Public Affairs, Ministry of Information and Strategy, Mr. Thorpe Isaac Olusina, is now Permanent Secretary of the same Ministry.

Also, Dr. Aina Olugbemiga Ayoola, former Medical Director at Massey Street Children’s Hospital, is now Permanent Secretary of the Primary Health Board.

The Head of Service emphasized that all the appointments, which have different deployment dates, take immediate effect. While new Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Information and Strategy resumes on the 8th of February, his Primary Health Board counterpart will take over the mantle on the 23rd of February.

Okunola wished the new Permanent Secretaries a most rewarding and impactful tenure.