Hakeem Muri-Okunola has resigned as the Lagos State Head of Service (HoS) following his appointment as President Bola Tinubu’s Principal Secretary.
In a Monday, 18 September, 2023 message to Lagos civil servants, Muri-Okunola said his civil service career will end on Friday, 29 September, 2023.
According to him, he has informed Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of his voluntary retirement from the Lagos State Civil Service after nearly five years as the state Head Of Service.
“I am grateful to MG and MDG and the entire executive council, the Body Of Permanent Secretaries, and the entire workforce of Lagos State for the opportunity to serve.
“It has been a really fulfilling journey and experience, one that I will cherish for the rest of my life. I want to thank the entire public service for your support during the entirety of my tenure as your servant leader. You made me shine. You helped me clear the doubts of the naysayers.
“You gave me confidence and inspired my modest but fulfilled service. I appreciate you all individually and collaboratively as a family. We took the Lagos State Public Service to become the most vibrant and excellent public service in Nigeria in particular and sub-Saharan Africa in general as the most professional workforce.
“I move on to serve the man who inspired and brought me into public service and to take it as a career that eventually took me to the zenith as your Head Of Service. I will be taking on a new role in The Presidency to assist and contribute my quota in achieving The Renewed Hope agenda of our President and Commander-in-Chief, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR. I feel humbled and privileged to be taking on this new challenge and pray that the Almighty Allah will enable me in the discharge of this solemn duty to our nation.
“I count on your continued support, cooperation, and prayers. Finally, I want to congratulate whoever emerges as my successor, and the 22nd Head of Service Of Lagos State Government and to request you to give him or her all the support and more than ever, to grow and take our proud public service to greater heights