Hakeem Muri-Okunola has been appointed as Lagos State Head of Service by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, making him the 21st person to occupy the office.
The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Habib Aruna, made it known that Muri-Okunola’s appointment followed the retirement of Mrs. Folasade Adesoye on December 27th.
According to Aruna, Muri-Okunola was the former Executive Secretary, Land Use and Allocation Committee, between 2005 and 2011.
Until his appointment, he was the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Youth and Social Development. The statement quoted Ambode as thanking the outgoing HOS, Adesoye, for her meritorious service to the state and wished her well in her future endeavours.
Similarly, the governor also appointed six new Permanent Secretaries. They are: Dr. Goncalves Fausat; Mr. Kosoko Adeyemi; Dr. Balogun Sherifat; Mr. Adeniji Olufemi; Mrs. Adelaja Omobolanle and Dr. Lawal Temidayo.
The new HOS and the Permanent Secretaries would be sworn-in on Monday at the Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja.