L-R: Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde; the newly appointed Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation, Hon. Sola Giwa; his Wife, Mrs Fatima Olayinka Giwa and the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transportation, Mr Kamar Olowoshago at the official reception of the Special Adviser to the Ministry.
The newly appointed Special Assistant to Lagos State Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, on Transportation, Hon Sola Giwa assumed office last Thursday and was welcomed with pump and pageantry in the company of his loyal crew- friends, loyalists from his ward, and political associates, among others.
Dr Frederic Oladeinde, the Commissioner for Transportation, while welcoming the new Special Adviser said that Hon. Giwa is on familiar terrain having worked closely with the former Special Adviser, Hon. Toyin Fayinka urged him to bring his wealth of experience to bear on his new task.
Mr Kamar Olowoshago, the Permanent Secretary, the Ministry of Transportation, said he looked forward to an excellent working relationship with the new Special Adviser.
Olowoshago expressed optimism that Hon Sola Giwa would bring his wealth of experience to bear on the mandate of the ministry and especially to favourable impact on the THEMES agenda as it pertains to the Transportation sector.
The immediate past Special Adviser, Hon. Toyin Fayinka while congratulating his successor on his appointment added that the journey ahead is an arduous task but it is not insurmountable.
Hon. Toyin Fayinka assured the new S.A. of support from members of staff of the ministry which he said would make accomplishments of assigned tasks less burdensome.
Responding, the newly appointed Special Adviser expressed appreciation to all members of staff of the Transportation Ministry for the warm reception accorded him.
He solicited the support of the management and staff, stressing that the support of every member of staff is crucial to achieving set goals and targets.
Hon. Sola Giwa has built an active and enviable career in public office in the past years working closely with different Governors of Lagos State and in different capacities.
Sola Giwa was appointed Special Assistant to the Governor on LASTMA, in 2007 where he worked with the then Special Adviser on Transportation to the Governor, Comrade Kayode Opeifa, in building strong capacity and human resources that ensured the performance of LASTMA as an effective Agency.
In 2011, he became the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to Governor Babatunde Fashola (SAN) on Transportation, working with the Commissioner for Transportation and other stakeholders within the government in building a virile transport system in the State.
In 2015, he contested the seat of the Lagos Island Constituency 11 and was elected member of Lagos State House of Assembly 8th Assembly. Before his appointment as Special Adviser, Hon. Giwa was a member of the Special Traffic Management and Enforcement Team on ApapaShare