Ambode retired 21 Perm Secs to allow Tinubu’s ex-PA, Muri-Okunola, turn into HoS — Agbaje

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The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Get together in Lagos State, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, has faulted the appointment of Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola as the brand new Head of Service within the state, saying the motion sacrificed profession development and was ‘politics taken too far.’

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode had, on Monday, sworn in Muri-Okunola because the 21st HoS within the state, instead of Mrs. Folashade Adesoye who retired in December 2018.

At 46 years previous, Muri-Okunola is claimed to be the youngest ever HoS within the historical past of Lagos State.

Agbaje, in a press release by his marketing campaign organisation’s Directorate of Media and Publicity, on Thursday, described the appointment as “insensitive, unjust and disruptive of the civil service hierarchy.”

He stated, “Indications are that, to pave means for the assisted meteoric rise of the brand new HoS, the Lagos State Authorities had, between January and November 2018, forcefully retired no fewer than 21 everlasting secretaries thought of as superiors and extra skilled to the brand new man.

“There's a sense of shock and injustice in all this. It's sure to create unhealthy blood and injustice inside the system.

“These are seasoned personnel able to becoming completely and successfully in that workplace. However on this period of impunity, they've been offloaded prematurely.”

The PDP candidate dismissed the brand new HoS as “a part of the oligarchy controlling and monopolising all of the levers of energy within the state,” citing his place because the Private Assistant to former Governor Bola Tinubu, which, in keeping with Agbaje, imbued Muri-Okunola with “very irregular privileges.”

“Muri-Okunola lacks broad-based publicity. Whoever turns into HoS is often a civil servant with widespread publicity, as he should be abreast of all points associated to the paperwork and governance.

“However all these guidelines and traditions have been bent for this appointment,” Agbaje added.

He said that the event portends “grave hazard” to the state’s paperwork, established on the foundations of merit-nurtured development by means of the profession ladder.

He stated, “It's befuddling to think about how officers, who're 15 years older than the brand new HoS, will take orders and directives from him.

“From all indications, this is likely to be too far-fetched and troublesome and it has a means of impacting negatively on governance, taking into cognizance that the civil service is the engine room of not simply authorities however of the society additionally.”  (Punch)

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