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SANWO-OLU EMPHASIZES ON THE NEED FOR TRUST, ACCOUNTABILITY, TRANSPARENCY AND PROFESSIONALISM IN PUBLIC, PRIVATE SECTORS

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By Aishat Momoh. O.

Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State, has emphasized the importance of trust, accountability, and transparency in administration, as well as a high degree of professionalism in both the public and commercial sectors.

These, he argued, are attributes needed for the country’s long-term social and economic progress.

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During a courtesy visit to the Lagos House, Ikeja, Governor Sanwo-Olu made the comment while welcoming a delegation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), led by its President, Mrs. Comfort Eyitayo.

Governor Sanwo-Olu, who described accounting as a noble and high-integrity profession, stated that the Lagos State Government will continue to support the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, and that his administration will provide necessary support for the entrepreneurship scheme project that the institute plans to set up for young professionals.

“We regard our duty here as one of trust,” he stated, referring to the Lagos State Government and the public service of the state. One of our primary goals is to build trust in governance. We think we’re in a good place.

Apart from the banks, which are in the private sector, Governor Sanwo-Olu praised the Lagos State Public Service for having its own arm of ICAN and outstanding chartered accountants in the Civil Service.

Earlier, Comfort Eyitayo, President of ICAN, praised Governor Sanwo-olu for the state’s vast infrastructure initiatives and professionalism in all areas.

“You (Governor Sanwo-Olu) have proved to us your great esteem for professionalism and professionals across all professions in clear terms,” she remarked. This can be seen in the manner you’ve enlisted the help of specialists to carry out your administration’s T.H.E.M.E.S Agenda.

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