Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State earlier in the week swore-in new Commissioners of the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) with a charge on the new appointees to add value to the corporate governance, growth and all round development of the State.
The Governor also swore-in members of the State’s Public Procurement Agency, Audit Service Commission, Director-General of the State’s Safety Commission and also inaugurated members of the State Science and Innovation Council.
The newly sworn-in members include Professor Gabriel Olatunde Babawale and Dr. Noah Olanrewaju Lawal-Jinadu as Commissioners of LASIEC; Mr. Bolaji Miftah Are, Mrs Iyabo Elizabeth Ladipo and Mr Ayo Adebusoye for the Public Procurement Agency; Mrs Jokotola Ojosipe-Ogundimu for Audit Service Commission and Mr. Hakeem Dickson as the Director General of the Lagos State Safety Commission.
Governor Ambode, who swore-in the new members of the agencies at the Conference Room, Lagos House in Alausa, said the appointments were strictly informed by the track record of achievements, integrity and credibility of the members.
Noting that the ceremony was in compliance with the relevant laws establishing the agencies, the Governor urged the members to see their appointment as an invitation and a privilege to be part of the future prosperity of the State.
He said the appointment of Professor Babawale and Dr. Lawal-Jinadu to the Board of LASIEC was necessitated by the exit of two members of the Commission who had completed their second tenure, adding that the provision of the law setting up the Commission requires that the Board be constituted by the Chairman and six members.
Similarly, the Governor said the Public Procurement Agency and Audit Service Commission are two key agencies established mainly to ensure transparency and accountability in the procurement process as well as the management and application of public resources, urging the newly appointees to bring their professionalism to bear to deepen the application of these principles to ensure that the tax-paying public get full value for their money.
He also charged the Director-General of the State Safety Commission, Mr. Dickson to show leadership and deliver on the mandate of the Commission to prepare and adequately handle emergency situations through continuous public education and enlightenment as well as enforcement of safety precautions and rules.