The Governor of Lagos State Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has appointed Salami Sikiru Adeniji as the Permanent Secretary and State Auditor-General.
It should be noted that Ogunlana Obafemi Musa was appointed as Permanent Secretary and Auditor-General for the Unified Local Government Service.
A statement signed by the Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola, explained that both appointees, who are substantive Directors of Audit in the Office of the State Auditor-General, were nominated after a rigorous two-month screening between November and December 2020.
Muri-Okunola noted that the process culminating in the emergence of the two candidates was in strict compliance with the relevant provisions of the 1999 Constitution and the Laws of Lagos State (2015).
The statement added that Mr. Salami’s appointment was consequent upon the statutory retirement of the erstwhile State Auditor-General/Permanent Secretary, Mrs. Helen Deile, on 24 August 2021.
The appointment of Mr. Ogunlana will become effective upon the retirement of the current Permanent Secretary/Auditor-General for Unified Local Governments on October 3, 2021.
Noting that the selection also involved a high-level Committee comprising the Chairmen of State Civil Service Commission, State Audit Service Commission and the Head of Service, Muri-Okunola stated that both appointments are, however, subject to the confirmation of the Lagos State House of Assembly.
Congratulating the new appointees, the Head of Service expressed confidence that the new appointees possess the qualities, competencies and critical experience required to serve in their new duty posts.