There is a silent uneasiness within the Lagos state Civil service over a letter sent by the newly appointed commissioner for Youth & Social Development, Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf (left) to the office of the Chief of Staff demanding that she be addressed using her professional title as a Pharmacist.
The letter, titled “Re:Appointment of the newly sworn Honorable Commissioners” which was sent out on Wednesday October 21st and signed by the permanent secretary Ministry of Youth and Social Development, Adenle O.F, reads in part;
“I am directed to refer to the above subject and to inform you that the Honorable Commissioner for Youth and Social Development will like to be officially addressed as Pharmacist (Mrs) Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf. Consequently, any publication or correspondence should be addressed as stated above”.
Some of the civil servants argue that her insistence on the use of her professional title is uncalled for as that will not determine her effectiveness in office while some say she has the constitutional right to demand how she will like to be addressed.