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Sanwo-Olu tasks heads of agencies on succession, quality service

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Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu PHOTO:Twitter

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has tasked the head of agencies and companies with the need to groom their successors as well as deliver quality service as they work on their agencies’ mandate.

The governor stated this at a parley with the head of parastatals and companies.

Sanwo-Olu said all heads of parastatals must work together as a team to achieve quality performance.

He also noted that working as a team is critical to playing their role in helping his administration to deliver good governance to the residents.

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“There is no one who is irreplaceable. You should always do a self-appraisal of yourself.

If you don’t have two or three people that can replace you, then you haven’t done enough,” he said.

Sanwo- Olu noted that some agencies are even bigger than some ministries noting that they should see their post as a commitment.

He added: “There are those who believe that we can do it, and work towards making Lagos better than the way we met it, we must go out to do it and not disappoint them.”

On his part, the Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Obafemi Hamzat said the vision of Lagos is to become a model city, and Lagos doesn’t compare itself with other states in Nigeria.

He advised the head of parastatals to relate with one another in order to succeed noting that agencies must rise up to her responsibilities

In a paper presented at the event, Managing Director of Complete Football and Complete Sports, Dr. Mumini Alao, who spoke on private sector management strategies and strategies for government parastatals likened government parastatals to a football team where each one has a role to play in delivering good governance to the people and the dividends of democracy.

He encouraged the state government to create more avenues to improve on sports

According to him: “Parastatals should set a benchmark for themselves amongst their world contemporaries in other regions of the world in terms of service delivery and methodology.”

Special Adviser to Lagos State Government on Parastatals and Government Owned Companies (PMO), Mr. Afolabi Ayantayo in his address said PMO was established in 1986 to manage government parastatals but was upgraded to a ministry under the Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu led administration.

The office, according to him, is to promote good governance and PMO has been able to carry out its activities effectively, saying: “We plan to set up a library where activities of all parastatals and agencies of government will be well documented for all to see.”

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