Moyosore Onigbanjo SAN Sworn in as Lagos Attorney General

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Mr. Moyosore Onigbanjo SAN is now the Commissioner for Justice and the Attorney General of Lagos State. Mr. Onigbanjo obtained his LL.B in 1988 from Obafemi Awolowo University and B.L from the Nigerian Law School  in 1989.  In September, 2013, he was conferred with the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria through hard work and distinction.

Mr. Onigbanjo SAN was among the 38 new commissioners sworn in on Tuesday by the Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu. At the ceremony which was held at the State House Alausa, Gov. Sanwo-Olu charged the newly sworn-in commissioners and special advisers in the state to prepare for the challenges ahead, saying the development of Lagos depends on their dedication and positive attitude to work.

In his speech during the swearing-in ceremony, the Governor said: “Be prepared to pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, and support or oppose whomever you must, in order to accomplish our grand ambition of building one of the great cities of the 21st Century, a beacon of social, commercial and political excellence for the rest of our dear nation.”

The Gov. revealed the six pillars of his administration which he tagged THEMES and urged the Commissioners to be ready to work together to ensure the actualization of the six pillars.

“Upon the foundations laid by administrations past, we shall erect our six pillars of state development, encapsulated in the acronym “T.H.E.M.E.S.” T standing for Traffic Management and Transportation; H for Health and Environment; E for Education and Technology; M for Making Lagos a 21st Century Economy; E for Entertainment and Tourism and lastly S for Security and Governance.”

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“These pillars form the backbone of this administration’s grand objective and represent the framework that ensures our efforts and allocation of resources are solely devoted to building a Lagos we can be proud to call home.”

“As you prepare for the challenges ahead, let me remind you that your appointment is a unique privilege and a call to service. It must not be seen as opportunity for self-service. Whilst discharging the responsibility that will be assigned to you, you must imbibe our culture of transparency, accountability, fairness and value for money.”

“I therefore Implore you to earnestly commit yourselves to the agenda and vision of this administration.”

“Be prepared to pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, and support or oppose whomever you must, in order to accomplish our grand ambition of building one of the great cities of the 21st Century, a beacon of social, commercial and political excellence for the rest of our dear nation.”

“The challenges we face as a mega city whether in the areas of security, waste management, transportation, or environmental sustainability are not peculiar to us. But they are the undesired consequences of an ambitious and growing economy providing opportunities for people to realize their dreams. But they must surely be addressed before they undermine our achievements and hinder our progress.”

“Great opportunities for employment and wealth creation can only be realized sustainably if we are able to enhance governance with creativity, innovation and technology while embracing collaboration with the private sector and continual dialogue and partnership with all relevant stakeholders.”

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“This is the task we have been called upon to undertake in the next four years on behalf of our people who are relying on us to support their dreams and aspirations.”

“I charge you to show commitment, diligence and exemplary leadership as the necessary virtues needed to achieve the greatness we desire for our State and to deliver the prosperity our people deserve.”

“Once again, I congratulate you on your appointment and implore you to give your all as the very minimum requirement in service of this great State and its people.

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