By Olasunkanmi Akoni & Monsur Olowoopejo
Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, Monday, swore-in Prince Adesegun Ogunlewe as the new Head of Service, HOS, for the Lagos State Public Service. Ogunlewe, therefore, becomes the stateâ€™s 16th HOS.
Accepting his new post, Ogunlewe promised to shun all forms of biases and politics and to expose corruption in the service in the interest of the state.
Fashola inaugurates AOCOE Board
Similarly, the governor, while inaugurating a four-member Board for Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, charged them to ensure ongoing reform of the education sector for the benefit of the nation and the pupils.
The Board members are: Mrs Victoria Akran, chairman; Mrs Ibironke Adeseye, member; Hon. Fagbenro Ishola, member and Chief Mutiu Lemomu also member.
The new HOS succeeds Alhaji Yakub Balogun who recently retired after 33 years of meritorious service to the state. Until his appointment, Ogunlewe was the most senior permanent secretary.
Ogunlewe said: â€œI promise to lead the entire public service for the sustenance of the ideals of selflessness, uprightness and transparency, which have been the guiding principles of this administration.â€
While promising the governor and the state executive members, his unalloyed loyalty to the state, Ogunlewe urged his colleagues and indeed all public officers in the state to see his appointment as a renewed call for rededication to selfless service.
Appointment based on merit â€”Fashola
Congratulating the new HOS on his appointment, Fashola said his appointment was based on merit and professionalism.
Until his new appointment, Ogunlewe served as permanent secretary, Office of Establishments and Training in the Ministry of Establishment, Training and Pensions.
He also served as permanent secretary, Civil Service Commission as well as permanent secretary in the Public Service Office, PSO.