Ambode Reshuffles Cabinet, Fires Three Aides

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State
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BEVERLY HILLS, January 11, (THEWILL) – Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Thursday, reshuffled his cabinet, dropping three members and appointing five new ones.

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

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

The newly appointed cabinet members are 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).

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

Bello also stated 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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