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Ambode Creates Ministry Of Employment, Two Other Offices In Lagos - Vanguard by Nairaguy(m) : 9:46 am On May 30, 2015

OUTGOING Governor of Lagos
Babatunde Fashola,
yesterday, handed over
the administration of the
state to Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, as the
8th elected
governor of the state along
with his deputy, Dr
Oluranti Adebule at a
colourful and well attended inauguration and
ceremony, held at Tafawa
Balewa Square, TBS,
Lagos Island, Justice
Funmilayo Atilade, at about 11.25am Earlier, Ambode’s deputy,
Mrs. Oluranti
Adebule, had been sworn in
at about 11.19am
by Atilade. The governor, after
inspecting the guard of
parade mounted by
members of the Nigeria
Police Force, said, “As we
collectively face the challenge to make Lagos a
better place to live
in, we must recognize our
strength in
diversity. A common
national identity where everybody counts. I shall run
an open
government of inclusion that
will not leave
anyone behind. No matter
your age, sex, tribe or any other Status, as long
as you reside in
Lagos, we will make Lagos
work for you. “I want to assure all of us
that I will make
your taxes work for you. You
will surely get a
transparent and incorru-
ptible government that will give you good value
for your taxes
paid. “We shall embark on
continuous reforms in
the public service. I am
determined to
demonstrate that the
government belongs to the citizens. You have put us
here as
servants to serve you and
not you serving us.
Today we are committed to
that creed.Moving forward, the Civil Service will
be strengthened
and made to respond to the
needs of all
citizens in the same
manner, quality services are rendered in the private
sector. Creation of new ministry,
offices Highpoint of the inaugural
speech which
attracted ovation from the
crowd was the
announcement by the newly
sworn in governor of the creation of a new
ministry and two
offices. According to Ambode “I
want to assure the
business community and
corporate Lagos that
the ease of doing business
in Lagos will be improved upon earnestly.
Lagos is open for
greater business. To this end, a new Office of
Overseas Affairs
and Investment (LAGOS
GLOBAL) shall be
created under the Governor’s
Office. “We want you to fly into
Lagos, start your
business, find your way, live,
work and enjoy in
Lagos. “As part of our reforms, a
new Ministry of
Wealth Creation and
Employment shall be
established. This would
specifically address the promise I made during
the campaign on
employment trust fund,
labour exchange and
entrepreneurship. This goal,
we shall pursue vigorously. “Allso, the Office of Civic
Engagement shall be
created under the Deputy
Governor’s Office to
strengthen and enhance our
promise on government of inclusion.
Everyone must have
a voice in my

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