Mr. Bode Agoro Assumes Office as 22nd Head of Service

Tuesday, 3rd October 2023, 12:00am. | Published by ..

In a significant transition for the Lagos State Public Service, Mr. Bode Agoro officially took the reins as the 22nd Head of Service, succeeding the esteemed Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola. With a commitment to sustaining welfare support and fostering a conducive work environment, Mr. Agoro embarked on his new role with a promise to prioritize the needs of public servants across the state.

Addressing government workers at a ceremony marking his official assumption of office, Mr. Agoro expressed gratitude to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for the privilege to serve and acknowledged the contributions of his predecessor, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola. He underscored his intention to uphold the legacy of ensuring the welfare, well-being, and professional development of the workforce, emphasizing the importance of training and retraining to bolster efficiency within the civil service.

"Welfare of Public Servants is paramount," affirmed Mr. Agoro, highlighting the dual aspects of personal and professional welfare. He emphasized the significance of continuous training and a supportive work environment in enhancing productivity and service delivery.

In his bid to advance the state's civil service, Mr. Agoro pledged to prioritize training initiatives and foster open communication channels between employees and their respective Permanent Secretaries. He urged the workforce to remain diligent and proactive in their duties while soliciting their support for a successful tenure.

Echoing Mr. Agoro's sentiments, Mrs. Sunkanmi Oyegbola, Permanent Secretary, Public Service Office, commended the resilience and dedication of the entire workforce. She lauded the appointment of Mr. Agoro as a pivotal moment for the state's civil service, emphasizing the importance of effective leadership in driving efficiency and progress.

As Mr. Agoro assumes his new role, Mrs. Oyegbola expressed confidence in his ability to lead the civil service to greater heights, echoing the collective vision for a prosperous and inclusive Lagos. She called upon all public servants to collaborate closely with the new Head of Service, underscoring the importance of teamwork in achieving organizational objectives.

The assumption of Mr. Bode Agoro as the 22nd Head of Service heralds a new chapter in the evolution of Lagos State Civil Service, marked by a steadfast commitment to excellence, welfare, and service delivery.