By Abo Oyeade
The 19 Permanent Secretaries recently appointed by governor Akinwunmi Ambode were this morning sworn in in Ikeja.
“Any ministry where the quality of service is compromised, the Permanent Secretary, as Accounting Officer, should be held liable. I expect nothing but excellence in this centre of excellence, ” the governor warned.
Ambode said he expected the new Permanent Secretaries to apply the best tenets of the civil service in their roles as accounting officers of their ministries, making service and the common good of all Lagosians their watchwords.
He said their appointment, from a pool of equally competent and qualified substantive directors, were as a result of a careful selection based on merit, professionalism and proven track record of service to the state.