Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Thursday swore in Oladotun Olakanle as the new executive chairman of Onigbongbo Local Council Development Area (LCDA) in the state, urging him to make welfare of the people his priority.
Speaking during the swearing-in ceremony held at the Lagos House in Ikeja, Mr Sanwo-Olu urged Olakanle to prioritise the welfare of the people and always be guided by the principles of transparency, accountability and probity in the management of public resources entrusted in his care.
Olakanle, a former vice chairman of Onigbongbo LCDA, became the new council boss following the demise of the immediate past chairman Babatunde Oke who died on August 12.
Sanwo-Olu while stressing the need for continuity of good governance in Onigbongbo LCDA, implored Olakanle to see his emergence as council chairman as “call to duty” with a benchmark for performance already established by his predecessor.
He said: “I congratulate you on your elevation to the position of Chairman of Onigbongbo Local Council Development Area. I urge you to carry on the good works which you were part of the process of initiation and implementation as Vice Chairman before your swearing in today.
“To succeed in this new position, you must see yourself as a team leader and not take for granted the goodwill of the people of Onigbongbo Local Council Development Area.
Olakanle described his emergence as chairman of Onigbongbo LCDA as a divine offer, assuring he would work to develop the council.
He also appreciated God and commended the support of Bola Tinubu whom he described as father of democracy for the opportunity to serve.