Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode Reshuffles Cabinet, Drop Three Former Members


Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Thursday, dropped three members of his cabinet and appointed five new ones in a recent reshuffling process.

In a statement, Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Tunji Bello named the three members dropped from the cabinet as Mrs Adebimpe Akinsola, Mr Femi Odubiyi and Mr Abiola Anifowoshe.

Mrs Akinsola was Special Adviser to the Governor on Tourism, Arts and Culture; Mr. Odubiyi was Commissioner of Science and Technology, while Mr. Anifowoshe was Commissioner for Physical Planning.

Bello also announced the new appointees as: Mr Hakeem Fahm for Ministry of Science and Technology; Mr. Ladi Lawanson for Ministry of Transportation; Mr Segun Banjo for Ministry of Economic Planning and Budget; Mrs Olayinka Oladunjoye for Ministry of Commerce and Industry and Mr Hakeem Sulaiman for Communities and Communications.

Mrs Oladunjoye was a former Commissioner for education during the Babatunde Raji Fashola administration, while Mr Fahm, is an ICT expert based in the United States.

Bello also added that major redeployments had also been effected, with some Commissioners moved to other Ministries.

Mr Rotimi Ogunleye was moved 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; and Mr Kehinde Bamigbetan from Communities and Communication to Ministry of Information and Strategy.

Mr Babatunde Durosinmi Etti was moved from Ministry of Wealth Creation to Ministry of the Environment; Mr Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf from Ministry of Youth and Social Development to Ministry of Wealth Creation; while Mr Agboola Dabiri was moved from Central Business District to Ministry of Youth and Social Development.

Others are Dr Samuel Adejare, who was moved from Ministry of the Environment to Ministry of Waterfront Infrastructure Development; and Mr Ade Akinsanya from Ministry of Waterfront Infrastructure Development to Ministry of Works and Infrastructure.

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 had been redeployed as Special Adviser to the Governor on Commerce and Industry, while 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.




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