Following his swearing-in by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, wasted no time in returning to his role.
He addressed the management staff of his ministry during a brief ceremony marking his reentry into office after serving his first term.
During his address, Omotoso expressed gratitude for the support he had received during the previous four years and stressed the importance of effectively publicizing the Lagos State Government’s commendable initiatives.
Acknowledging Staff’s Efforts
Commissioner Omotoso began by acknowledging the dedicated efforts of the ministry’s staff in communicating the programs and achievements of the Sanwo-Olu administration through official platforms.
Having observed the activities of the staff during his brief time outside of government, he confidently commended their work in conveying the government’s initiatives to the public.
A Call for Continued Diligence
Despite the achievements thus far, Omotoso urged his team not to become complacent.
He emphasized that there is still much work to be done to ensure that the accomplishments of Lagos State are effectively disseminated to every corner of the state, especially to reach the grassroots.
He highlighted the upcoming commissioning of significant projects, such as the Blue Line and the Red Line, both of which are poised to make history in Africa.
The Commissioner stressed the importance of promoting these projects to the public.
Encouraging Creativity and Teamwork
Omotoso challenged his staff to come up with innovative ideas that could enhance the ministry’s performance.
He pledged to acknowledge and reward outstanding contributions from the team.
By fostering a culture of creativity and excellence, he aimed to ensure that the Ministry of Information and Strategy continued to excel in its mission.
Commitment to Mutual Success
The Permanent Secretary, Olumide Sogunle, echoed the call for unity and support within the ministry.
He emphasized that the success of the team would be a collective achievement, while any setbacks would be shared responsibility.
Therefore, he emphasized the necessity of working together harmoniously to accomplish the goals set for outstanding performance.
A Renewed Focus on Public Engagement
Commissioner Gbenga Omotoso’s return to his role signals a renewed commitment to effective public communication and engagement.
His call for continued diligence, creativity, and teamwork underscores the importance of effectively conveying the government’s programs and achievements to the people of Lagos State.
The ministry’s staff, under his leadership, will play a pivotal role in ensuring that the state’s progress reaches all its citizens.