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Lagos HoS, Muri-Okunola Quits Civil Service



Following his appointment as the Principal Secretary to President Bola Tinubu, the Lagos State Head of Service, Mr Hakeem Muri-Okunola, will voluntarily resign from the Civil Service on September 29.

In a statement signed by Muri-Okunola and made available to AN24 on Monday, the HoS hinged his resignation on his latest appointment by “the man who inspired and brought me into public service and to take it as a career which eventually took me to the zenith as your Head Of Service.”

Muri-Okunola said that his civil service career comes to an end on the 29th Of September and added that his principal, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has been informed of his retirement.

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He served nearly five years as the 21st Head of Service of Lagos State.

“I will be taking on a new role in The Presidency to assist and contribute my quota in achieving The Renewed Hope agenda of our President And Commander In Chief, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR. I feel humbled and privileged to be taking on this new challenge and pray that The Almighty Allah will enable me in the discharge of this solemn duty to our nation,” the statement read partly.

The HoS described the experience as a fulfilling journey and experience that he will cherish for the rest of his life.

He thanked “Governor Sanwo-Olu, MG and MDG and the entire executive council, the Body Of Permanent Secretaries and the entire workforce of Lagos State for the opportunity to serve”.


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