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Adetunji Bakare

The Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, Mr Ladi Lawanson has urged all Public Servants in the employ of the State Government to live up to their responsibilities by being proactive and dedicated to duty.

He gave the admonition at the last day in office ceremony of the Director, Public Affairs of the Ministry of Transportation, Mr Adetunji Bakare, describing him as a thoroughbred, diligent Public Affairs Administrator who has positively impacted many lives in the profession.

Lawanson stressed that the outgoing Director has a lot of professional experience and maturity that has aided the Transportation Ministry in terms of positive image making.

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He wished the retiree a calm retirement, expressing confidence that his professional acumen would create opportunities for him even after exiting the civil service.

In his remarks, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information and Strategy, Mr Folarin Adeyemi also described Adetunji Bakare as a veteran in the field of journalism with a high level of professionalism.

While also commenting on the outgoing Director, Public Affairs, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transportation, Dr Taiwo Saalam said that Bakare would be missed for his professional conduct as a seasoned and well-grounded journalist of repute who contributed immensely to the development of Lagos State.

Responding, Bakare credited his success story and professional development to the training received from his mentors in the service which by implication helped him in moulding officers that came his way. He extended his appreciation to all his mentors, friends, relatives and colleagues.

Bakare, who started his career in the Lagos State Civil Service as a teacher, later took up a fresh appointment in the mainstream of the Civil Service as an Information Officer at the Ministry of Information and Strategy.

His civil service journey took him through the Office of the Secretary to the State Government, Ministries of Health, Environment and Physical Planning, Education, Economic Planning and Budget, Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Lagos State House Assembly and the last being the Ministry of Transportation.

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