The newly appointed Permanent Secretary for Waterfront Infrastructure Development Mrs. Olayinka Patunola-Ajayi, has officially assumed duties with a working visit to the site of the ongoing Mile 2 Jetty project.
Speaking during the inspection exercise, Patunola-Ajayi noted that the Jetty is key to the intermodal transport system of the State Government in view of its proximity to the LAMATA Train and Bus Terminals.
The Permanent Secretary, who was accompanied and extensively briefed by her predecessor, Oluwole Sotire, expressed her readiness to ensure the speedy completion of the ongoing world-class Jetty project.
She later held onsite discussions with key stakeholders in the water transportation sector including the General Manager of the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), Mr. Emmanuel Oluwadamilola; Representatives of Lagos State Ferry Services (LAGFERRY); Engr. Osa Koyeha, Director of Operations, Lagos State Metropolitan Transport Authority (LAMATA) and key officers of the Ministry of Waterfront Infrastructure Development among others.
The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu had approved the appointment of Patunola-Ajayi (Director, Lands) as Permanent Secretary and her immediate deployment to the Ministry of Waterfront Infrastructure Development.
A statement signed by the Lagos State Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola, said the appointment is in line with the present Administration’s resolve to continually strengthen the State Public Service towards achieving excellence in the quality of service delivery.
The Head of Service also revealed that Mr. Governor has similarly approved the redeployment of four Permanent Secretaries, which include; Mr. Abiodun Bamgboye from Local Government Service Commission to Local Government Establishment, Training & Pensions Office, Abiola Kosegbe, from the Ministry of Physical Planning & Urban Development to Local Government Service Commission; Mrs. Kikelomo Bolarinwa, from Local Government Establishment, Training & Pensions Office to the Ministry of Local Government & Community Affairs and Oluwole Olumide Sotire, from Ministry of Waterfront Infrastructure Development to Ministry of Physical Planning & Urban Development.
While wishing the new appointee a most rewarding and impactful tenure, Muri-Okunola stated that the redeployments are with immediate effect, imploring affected Permanent Secretaries to ensure proper handing-over.