Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola is expected to grace the book presentation of the Permanent Secretary of the Lagos State Ministry of Economic Planning and Budget, Mr. Bayo Sodade, on Friday, 19 December.

Bayo Sodade’s books, “Financial Control in the Nigerian Public Service, (2nd Edition)” and “Biblenomics: Before Adam Smith, There Was..” will be unveiled at the Event Centre, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos with Governor Fashola as the Special Guest of Honour.

Other dignitaries billed to attend the event in various capacities are the Lagos State Deputy Governor, Princess Adejoke Adefulire-Chairman of the Occasion; Chief Bayo Osibo-Chief presenter; Senator Gbenga Ashafa, Chief E.O.C. Eludoyin, Chief Pius Akinyelure and Bukola Adeniji-Co-presenters; Oba Rilwan Akiolu and Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, the Oba of Lagos and Alake of Egbaland respectively-Royal Fathers of the Day; Rt. Dr. Olusola Odedeji, the Lord Bishop of the Diocese of Lagos West, Anglican Communion-Spiritual Father of the Day and Pastor Ben Akabueze, the Lagos State Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget-Chief Host.

Sodade dedicates “Financial Control in the Nigerian Public Service, (2nd Edition)”, a sequel to the first publication by him in 2006, to Fashola for “daring to fan the ember of hope.”

The author brings to fore his vast experience garnered over time in the public sector, giving insights into the elements of public finance management in Nigeria and taking into cognisance the new reforms, laws and regulations in existence, while also explicitly documenting the changes effected on the rules guiding public financial management, procurement, auditing and accountability.

He exhibits his high level of brilliance in the comprehensive analysis of the New Pension Reform, payment procedures in government, auditing and accountability in public service; Due Process, NEEDS and Annual Appropriation procedures; while also making submissions on financial independence for public servants.

The reviewers are Mr. David Sunmoni, the Permanent Secretary and Accountant-General of the Lagos State Treasury Office and Dr. Dimeji Alo, the Chairman of Berger Paints.