From left: Commissioner of the Ministry of Establishments, Training and Pensions, Dr. Akintola, Benson and retired Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mrs. Folasade Oluwatosin Ogunnaike at the event.
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Chuks Udo Okonta
The Lagos State Government has celebrated the retirement of its Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Establishments, Training and Pensions Mrs. Folasade Oluwatosin Ogunnaike from the civil service.
Extolling her virtues at the event, the Commissioner of the Ministry, Dr. Akintola, Benson, said Mrs Ogunnaike who is retiring at the age of 60 has been competent, resourceful and diligent.
He stated that she stood when duty called as able to break new grounds in her various career positions.
He said: “In Mrs. Ogunnaike, we are celebrating a well-rounded and vastly experienced loyal civil servant. Her career in the civil service has taken her round the entire gamut of the administration of Lagos State. She dutifully served at the then Ministry of Employment and Civil Service Matters as an Administrative Officer; she faithfully executed her duties at the then Office of Head of Service and Secretary to the State Military Government; and at the Lagos State Council for Arts and Culture, she showed class and creativity as the Principal Personnel Officer and Board Secretary seconded from the Ministry of Information.
From left: Former Deputy Governor, Lagos State, Mrs Sarah Sosan; Chief Ogunnaike, Mrs Ogunnaike and Dr Benson at the event
“She was appointed as an Assistant Director to head the Women Affairs Department in the Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, rose to the position of director, was appointed a Permanent Secretary in February, 2015 and now ends her illustrious career as the Permanent Secretary of the Office of Establishments and Training in the foundational and most important Civil Servants-focused ministry, the Ministry of Establishments, Training and Pensions.
“As the Permanent Secretary in the Office of Establishments and Training, she had responsibility as the accounting officer for formulating establishments and training policies for the entire State Public Service among others.”