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Building Collapse: New Lagos Commissioner For Planning, Bamgbose-Martins Calls For Attitudinal Change

The newly appointed Lagos State Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Engineer Omotayo Bamgbose-Martins has resumed office.

According to a statement signed by the Deputy-Director of Public Affairs of the Lagos State Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development, Mulaila Sanusi, Bamgbose-Martins was warmly received by the management staff of the ministry, led by the Special Adviser to the Governor on e-GIS and Planning Matters, Dr. Olajide Babatunde, and the Permanent Secretary, Engr. Abiola Kosegbe.

The commissioner described his redeployment as another call to duty and an opportunity to work with like minds to surmount challenges confronting the built environment, including halting the trajectory of building collapse, while urging members of staff to cooperate and be ready to contribute meaningfully to the development of the state.

Bamgbose, who promised a transparent and engaging administration,  emphasised that with dedication and teamwork, the ministry would enhance its service delivery and maximise stakeholders satisfaction.

According to the statement, the Special Adviser to the Governor on e-GIS and Planning Matters, Dr. Olajide Babatunde, described the commissioner as a square peg in a square hole who would bring to the ministry, the wealth of experience and expertise needed to solve the challenges of the time.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development, Engr. Abiola Kosegbe, while giving a brief on his mandate, noted that the ministry would benefit immensely from the knowledge of the commissioner as a reputable engineer, who distinguished himself as an accomplished civil servant.

Also eulogising Bamgbose-Martins were permanent secretaries who had worked with him in other ministries and parastatals.

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