(By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis)
Encomiums have continued to pour on Dr Femi Olugbile, former chief medical director of Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) and outgoing permanent secretary, ministry of health, Lagos State, as he officially retired from public service with effect from 24 February, 2014.
In a show of appreciation, the management and staff of LASUTH held a befitting retirement party for him at the Medical Research Centre Hall, LASUTH, Ikeja, Lagos on 28 February, 2014.
Some dignitaries who attended the event include Prof. David Adewale Oke, current chief medical director, LASUTH, head nurses from various departments as well as levels one to seven officials of the institution.
Dr. Olugbile was appointed permanent secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Health, in December 2010. Until then, he was the chief medical director of LASUTH.
In a related development, Lagos State governor, Babatunde Fashola, while swearing in three new permanent secretaries to replace the outgoing ones in the state civil service on 13April, extolled Olugbile’s virtues and called for an enabling environment that would allow young people to attain leadership positions in the public service.
The governor, who spoke at Government House in Alausa, Ikeja, said young leaders tend to stay longer in positions and deploy the experience they gain for better service delivery.
Fashola advised the new permanent secretaries to be just and fair in their dealings with people and to always remember their oath of office.
The new permanent secretaries are Mr Oluseyi Whenu, Dr Joyce Osunkiyesi, and Mr Ajibola Ariyibi-Oke.