Lagos Elite Pay Tributes To Foluso Adebayo For Exceptional Public Service Career

Foluso Adebayo
  • It was encomiums galore over the weekend as the former Permanent Secretary, Arc. Foluso Adebayo Dipe bowed out of the Lagos State Public Service.
  • Arc. Foluso Adebayo Dipe, a two-term Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development, joined the Lagos State Civil Service as Architect on Grade 1 in February 1986

It was encomiums galore over the weekend as the former Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development, Arc. Foluso Adebayo Dipe bowed out of the Lagos State Public Service.

Dignitaries at the retirement ceremony held in Ikeja paid glowing tributes to the retired Permanent Secretary for his diligence, professionalism and loyalty to the state government.

The Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola, in his tribute to the retired Permanent Secretary, stated that Arc. Dipe was a “quintessential professional and an administrator per excellence whose knowledge and wealth of experience in the built sector added tremendous value to government plans, policies and programmes over the years”.

The Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako, congratulated Arc. Dipe for his steadfastness and ensuring good work in the Ministry to achieve the ministerial mandate.

On his part, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Urban Development, Ganiyu Adele Ayuba described him as a role model in humility, gentility, thoroughness and perseverance as well as professionalism.

Earlier, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development, Engr. Abiola Kosegbe, in her welcome address, noted that Arc. Dipe was an accomplished professional, civil servant and a wonderful predecessor who rose to the pinnacle of his career by dint of hard work.

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In his response, Arc. Dipe considered himself fortunate to have worked in the Public Service of Lagos State which gave him the opportunity to contribute his quota to the growth of the system and provided him with a broader platform than anywhere else to reach a multitude of people.

Also retiring alongside Arc. Dipe was the Director Administration and Human Resources in the Ministry, Mrs. Folashade Lediju upon the attainment of age sixty.

Arc. Foluso Adebayo Dipe, a two-term Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development, joined the Lagos State Civil Service as Architect on Grade 1 in February 1986 and rose through the ranks to become the Director of Architectural Services in year 2010.

He was appointed Permanent Secretary and deployed to the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development in 2015, but was later redeployed to the Ministry of Housing and back to the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development in 2019 where he retired on 18th February, 2021 after 35 meritorious years of service.

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