Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State expressed his administration’s readiness to collaborate with professional bodies and associations to foster the development of “a greater Lagos.”
Sanwo-Olu made this statement on Wednesday during the inauguration ceremony of Mrs. Funmi Ekundayo as the 29th President and Chairman of the Council of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN).
In his absence, the Secretary to the State Government, Bimbola Salu-Hundeyin, represented the governor and emphasized the importance of partnering with ICSAN as a means to achieve the objectives outlined in the T.H.E.M.E.S+ Agenda and to realize the state’s collective aspirations.
“The T.H.E.M.E.S+ Agenda is designed to transform Lagos State into a more modern and sustainable metropolis, with a focus on health and environment, transportation and traffic management, education and technology, entertainment and tourism, security and governance, and sustainable social investment,” Salu-Hundeyin said.
Speaking on Ekundayo’s emergence as ICSAN’s first female President and Chairman of the Council, the governor said the state “is noted for gender equality as evidenced in the appointment of women” under his administration.
“Currently, over 50 percent of the Body of Permanent Secretaries are women, while most of the agencies of government are headed by women who are proving their competencies across the state,” he said.