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Lagos HoS, Muri-Okunola, Gets Honourary Doctorate Award

The Lagos State Head of Service, Mr Hakeem Muri-Okunola, has been conferred Honourary Doctorate and Fellowship Award by the Institute of Corporate and Public Sector Professionals (ICPSP).
The President of the Institute, Dr Folasade Airebamen, was delighted that the Honourary Doctorate and Fellowship Award Committee of the Institute considered Muri-Okunola worthy of the highest recognition.

During the award and decorations Ceremony held at the Conference Room, Public Service Office, Office of the Head of Service st the Secretariat, Alausa Ikeja, Airebamen said the Award was in recognition of the Muri-Okunola’s excellence and commitment to the Public Service.

She assured the Institute’s Governing Council’s continued support towards the actualisation of Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s “Greater Lagos Vision.”

The Matron of the Institute who doubles as the Chairperson, Nigeria Labour Congress, Lagos State Chapter, Chief (Mrs)Agnes Sessi, noted that the investiture of Muri-Okunola into the Institute was laudable and worthwhile.

Sessi stated that Institute of Corporate and Public Sector Professionals (ICPSP), would continue to recognise individuals with a track record of contributions to national agenda and professionalism in both private and public sectors.

“Your nomination for the award is as a result of your record of selfless service rendered in the public service and your position as the number one Civil Servant in Lagos State.

“I trust that the Head of Service, will add massive value to the Institute global capacity-building strategy for the benefit of the entire members,”as well the workforce in Lagis State. she said.

In her remarks at the presentation, the Registrar of the Institute, Mrs Omolara Adelakun, while congratulating the HoS said the institute would embark on quality training and development initiatives to enhance the value-adding capabilities of all the civil servants in Lagos State.

“Let me seize this opportunity to assure you that our UK Educational partners will be very much pleased to commence the Masters of Public Administration awarded by the University of Chichester via the OTHM progression pathways by 2022.

“We will run this programme jointly in collaboration with the Office of the Head of Service, Lagos State.

“This programme will be flexible and is tailored towards the work schedule of civil servant who will be on the HoS list of authorised participants,” she said.

In his acceptance speech, the Head of Service Mr Hakeem Muri-Okunola appreciated Institute of Corporate and Public Sector Professionals (ICPSP), for finding him worthy of the award and his admission into the Institute.

He lauded the Institute’s Governing Council for taking note and recognising his efforts in his own space.

“We have a strong team for capacity building and development in Lagos State and our human resource is our most priced asset, which we will continue to give our best.

“I pledge my support for the institute and look forward to joining you at the University of Chichester in UK for the honorary doctorate award,” he said.

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