In a bid to enhance the capacity of the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development and its Agencies, the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, recently approved the employment of 70 Town Planning Officers and 25 Architects, making 95 newly employed professionals into the sector.

Speaking on the development in Alausa at the weekend, the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako, praised the vision and magnanimity of the Governor for not only choosing to reduce the army of the unemployed but also filling the Physical Planning sector of the State with the required manpower.

He noted that the sector was already top-heavy and required the injection of fresh blood to make delegation of responsibility seamless for the growth and development of the system.

The Commissioner urged the newly employed, who are currently undergoing induction, to reciprocate the good gesture of the State Government by dedicating themselves to the service of Lagos State while imbibing the culture of excellence that the State is known for.

Salako assured that with diligence, honesty and hard work on the part of the officers, the Lagos State Public Service remained the veritable platform for career goal actualisation.