The newly appointed Executive Secretary, Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Imam AbdulHakeem Kosoko has appealed to members of staff of the Board, to show absolute commitment and dedication to their official duties.
He gave the advice Wednesday during the send-forth ceremony organised by the Board in honour of the immediate past Executive Secretary, Mr. Rahman Ishola who was recently posted to another establishment in the State Public Service.
While promising to ensure equity and justice during his administration, he urged the staff to be dedicated in discharging their duties and eschew gossip or any other form of distractions.
Kosoko who noted that he had worked together with his predecessor as a staff in the Board some years back, said that he would be needing the cooperation and support of the staff in order to succeed in his new assignment, saying that the former Board Secretary, Mr. Ishola has been a very wonderful colleague, brother and friend of many years.
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While praying for Allah’s guidance for Ishola in his new place of assignment, Imam Kosoko notified the staff of imminent changes and restructuring in the modus operandi of the Board with a view to achieving improved service delivery.
In his response, the former Secretary, Mr. Rahman Ishola expressed appreciation to Almighty Allah for His love and mercy throughout his tenure in the Board.
In a related development, a new Chairman and members have also been appointed for the Board.
A statement released by the Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola said that the Governor, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu approved the appointment following the expiration of the tenure of office of the former members.
The Board has as its Chairman, Engr. Shakir Ayinde Gafar while Dr. (Mrs.) Fausat Dabiri; Alhaji Yusuf Ara; Dr. AbdulKabir Paramole; Hon. Lola Shonibare and Alhaji Mojeed Sanni will serve as members.
The statement added that the new Board Chairman and members are to serve for a renewable period of three years as provided in the extant laws with effect from January 1, 2022.