The recently redeployed Lagos State Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf says she would use her vast experience in private and public service to harness the tourism and entertainment potentials of the state.
Akinbile-Yusuf, who was Commissioner for Youth and Social Development, as well as Wealth Creation and Employment from 2015 to 2019, was initially appointed Commissioner for Home Affairs by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu. She was redeployed to the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture last week.
Addressing staff of the Ministry when she resumed this week, the Commissioner said that her legacies in her previous assignments affirm her result-oriented nature.
She disclosed that the cooperation she enjoyed in previous ministries made her excel and enjoined staff members of the Ministry of Tourism to be innovative.
The Pharmacist added that they should come up with ideas that would complement her vision for the Ministry in line with the policy framework of Governor Sanwo-Olu’s drive for Entertainment and Tourism as enunciated in his T.H.E.M.E.S agenda.
“I believe that ideas rule the world. I believe in good ideas that can promote government and promote the Ministry. There is always something new that we can tell the world about Lagos tourism daily. As such, we must be determined to sell Lagos State to the outside world to improve our local economy,” she said.
Akinbile-Yusuf also reiterated the need for a cordial and good working relationship among the staff. She noted that the success of any of the departments should be celebrated collectively as a joint effort made possible through mutual effort.
“Don’t indulge in excuses but be result-driven in your respective duties,” she added.
The Commissioner also disclosed her desire to attain 80 per cent budgetary performance of the Ministry this year, while ensuring that funds are well spent for their intended purposes to improve the lives of Lagosians.