Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has described former State Head of Service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola, as very intelligent, efficient and a cerebral officer, who gave his best to stabilize Public Service in the state.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu stated this at a colourful and historic Pulling-out Ceremony, organised for Muri-Okunola, as the 21st Head of Service, Lagos State.

Governor Sanwo-Olu extolled the virtues of Muri-Okunola, describing him as a sensible man, blessed with native intelligence and ability to manage human and material resources, which in turn has placed the State Public Service on an enviable pedestal.

Lagos State Head of Service Bode Agoro expressed delight on the honour accorded Muri-Okunola, affirming that his contributions to the Public Service, in particular, and the state in general, would linger on in the memory of the people of the state.

Agoro expressed gratitude to Governor Sanwo-Olu and his Chief of Staff Tayo Ayinde for their support to the State at large.

He expressed optimism that Muri-Okunola would continue to contribute his quota to the state and to Nigeria in his new position as the
Principal Secretary to President Bola Tinubu.

The Board of Permanent Secretaries, Former Commissioner for Justice in Lagos, Government functionaries agencies and His Royal Majesty, Oba Alayeluwa Saheed Elegushi, Kusenla III, all showered encomiums on Muri-Okunola, with a call on other Public Servants to emulate his sterling qualities and enviable character.

Muri-Okunola in his response, appreciated God for giving him the chance to serve, thanked Governor Sanwo-Olu for his support through out his service.

He commended the State Government and other government functionaries for providing a more conducive atmosphere for him to thrive, pledging his constant support to the government and the people of the state.

Highpoints of the historic event were a farewell parade and the official pull out of the Former Head of Service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola by Permanent Secretaries, para military Lagos agencies and Nigeria Police

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