Ambode sacks three commissioners, appoints five new ones


Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, yesterday, sacked three of his commissioners,
appointing five new ones.
In a statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Tunji Bello, the three affected cabinet
members are Mrs. Adebimpe Akinsola, Mr. Femi Odubiyi and Mr. Anifowoshe Abiola.
It would be recalled that the governor in October 2016 sacked three of his commissioners who were
not replaced until yesterday. The commissioners sacked then were Commissioners for Tourism, Mr.
Folorunsho Folarin-Coker, Finance, Dr. Mustapha Akinkunmi, and Transportation, Dr. Ekundayo
The newly appointed cabinet members include Mr. Hakeem Fahm (Ministry of Science and
Technology); Mr. Ladi Lawanson (Ministry of Transportation); Mr Segun Banjo (Ministry of
Economic Planning and Budget); Mrs. Olayinka Oladunjoye (Ministry of Commerce and Industry) and
Mr. Hakeem Sulaiman (Communities and Communications).
The statement added that major deployments have also been effected.
Mr. Rotimi Ogunleye from Commerce and Industry to Physical Planning and Urban Development; Mr.
Steve Ayorinde from Ministry of Information and Strategy to Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture,
Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan from Communities and Communication to Ministry of Information and
Strategy; Mr. Babatunde Durosinmi Etti from Ministry of Wealth Creation to Ministry of the
Environment; Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf from Ministry of Youth and Social Development to
Ministry of Wealth Creation; Mr. Agboola Dabiri from Central Business District to Ministry of Youth
and Social Development.
Others include Dr. Samuel Adejare from Ministry of the Environment to Ministry of Waterfront
Infrastructure Development; Engr. Ade Akinsanya from Ministry of Waterfront Infrastructure
Development to Ministry of Works and Infrastructure.
In the same vein, the statement also added that Mr. Benjamin Olabinjo has been moved from Special
Adviser, Commerce and Industry to become Special Adviser, Civic Engagement, while Mr. Kehinde
Joseph moved from Special Adviser, Civic Engagement to become Special Adviser, Housing.
Mr. Deji Tinubu, Special Adviser Sports has been redeployed as Special Adviser to the Governor on
Commerce and Industry and Mr. Anofiu Elegushi moves from Special Adviser Transport to become
Special Adviser, Central Business District.
The new Commissioners are expected to be cleared by the State House of Assembly while the other
redeployment and postings take immediate effect.
According to the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Bello, the new appointments and
redeployments are intended to create a new vigour and vitality for service delivery, which has been the
hallmark of the Governor Ambode administration.

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