A former Lagos State Commissioner for Home Affairs, Dr. Abdul Hakeem Abdul Lateef, has advised the newly inaugurated commissioners and special advisers on how to succeed in office.
He spoke yesterday as Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu sworn in his exco members.
Abdul Lateef, who is still in Saudi Arabia, where he led Lagos State pilgrims as the Amirul Hajj, urged the incoming cabinet members to give 100 per cent attention to service delivery by cooperating with Sanwo-Olu and his deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat.
According to him, the governor and his deputy have started well with a lot of commitments and passion to take Lagos State to an unprecedented level.
He congratulated the commissioners and special advisers, praying to God to crown their efforts with success.
“You are all great men and women who have distinguished yourselves in various fields and you are fortunate to be elevated to this level today,” he said.
The former commissioner, however, noted that governance is not easy, saying: “It can be very challenging. Please roll your sleeve and do not be distracted. Do not listen to hypocrites, whose job is to create discord among cabinet members. Be ready to learn, relearn and unlearn because these are the secrets of great attainments.”
He urged them to interact and learn from the civil servants in their ministries.