November 29, 2023

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Lagos priority projects: bus reform, junction/roundabout improvement, rail mass transit

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LEFT: Mr Kamar Owodiran Olowoshago, being handed appointment letter as Permanent Secretary by Governor Babajide Olushola Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Ministry of Transportation has reiterated few of the projects paramount in her activities for the current fiscal year to include the Lagos Rail Mass Transit, Bus Reform project, and the Junction/Roundabout Improvement works.

Dr Frederick Oladehinde, Commissioner for Transportation, re-emphasised this at a formal forum to welcome the newly appointed Permanent Secretary to the ministry, Mr Kamar Owodiran Olowoshago, where he was also introduced to the management and staff of the ministry including heads of parastatals and agencies under the ministry.

The Commissioner said the track record of Mr Olowoshago, in all the ministries he served before his latest posting gave him the confidence that the task of delivering on the development agenda, THEMES, of Governor Babajide Olushola Sanwo-olu will be jointly driven to fruition.

The newly appointed Permanent Secretary solicited for the support of the Management and Staff of the Ministry in actualizing the THEMES Development Agenda on Transportation, stressing that the cooperation of everyone is instrumental to delivering quality service to the general public who are regularly looking up to the government to improve every facets of transportation challenges in the state.

The deployed Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mr Sewedo Oluseyi Whenu, congratulated his successor and reaffirmed that the journey before him was tasking but surmountable, adding that the baton exchange should be seen by members of staff as the beginning of another beginning in the light of the landmarks the ministry had so far achieved.

Whenu appealed to the members of Management and staff to extend the same cooperation and unalloyed support to Mr Olowoshago, urging that all form of vices and discord should be shunned. He also urged the Managing Directors and General Managers of the Agencies under the Ministry to give maximum cooperation to the new Permanent Secretary as they had done for him in the past.

The Permanent Secretary, Mr Kamar Owodiran Olowoshago had served at various Ministries and establishments among which were; the Ministry of Establishment and Training, Office of the Head of Service, Public Service Office, Office of the Chief of Staff and Finally Ministry of Home Affairs before his current appointment.

The ceremony was witnessed by Heads of Agencies, and Directors in the Ministry of Transportation, representatives of the Ministry of Home Affairs, and the Permanent Secretary’s Family

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