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Sanwo-Olu pledges to enhance professionalism in civil service

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to fostering professionalism among civil and public servants in Lagos State.

During a courtesy visit by the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPM), led by its Governing Council Chairman, Mr. Olusegun Mojeed, at the Lagos House, Sanwo-Olu emphasised the importance of maintaining high standards of professionalism within the civil service.

“I am not unaware that Lagos State public service recognises the value of what the institute (CIPM) offers to the professional cadre in the human resources domain of the civil service,” he stated.

“Having previously served as Commissioner for Establishment, Pensions and Training, I have been an advocate for instilling professionalism across all possible cadres within the service.”


Sanwo-Olu expressed satisfaction with the ongoing trend of civil and public servants pursuing professional examinations offered by the institute.

“I believe that CIPM certification is appropriate and necessary, as it contributes to establishing professionalism as a cornerstone of the civil service, ensuring that the human resources cadre does not become an open-door position,” he remarked.

Regarding the institute’s 55th anniversary celebration in Abuja, Sanwo-Olu, the anticipated Special Guest of Honour, highlighted CIPM’s prominent position among the council of institutes in both the private and public sectors.

Mojeed commended the governor for his effective governance and remarkable achievements over the past four and a half years.


“Lagos has experienced significant milestones and witnessed commendable projects aimed at alleviating the burdens of the average Lagosian and bringing progress and prosperity to the people for a Greater Lagos,” he noted.

Mojeed expressed CIPM’s desire to elevate the partnership with the state government to the next level. In this regard, he sought Sanwo-Olu’s support for recognising and incorporating CIPM certifications into the state’s scheme of service.

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