Ambode sacks three aides, appoints Hakeem Fahm, four others



    Ambode: reshuffles cupboard

    By Folasade Adeniran

    Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Thursday reshuffled his cupboard, dropping three members and appointing 5 new ones.

    Mr Tunji Bello, the Secretary to the State Government, in an announcement, named the three dropped cupboard 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, whereas Anifowoshe was Commissioner for Physical Planning.

    The newly appointed cupboard 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 commissioner for training throughout the Babatunde Raji  Fashola period, whereas Fahm, is an ICT professional based mostly within the United States.

    Bello mentioned that main redeployments had additionally been effected, with some commissioners moved to different 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; whereas Mr Agboola Dabiri was moved from Central Business District to Ministry of Youth and Social Development.

    Others embody 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.

    Bello additionally mentioned that Mr Benjamin Olabinjo has been moved from Special Adviser Commerce and Industry to turn into Special Adviser Civic Engagement, whereas Mr Kehinde Joseph moved from Special Adviser Civic Engagement to turn into Special Adviser Housing.

    He mentioned that Mr Deji Tinubu, Special Adviser Sports had been redeployed as Special Adviser to the Governor on Commerce and Industry, whereas Mr Anofiu Elegushi strikes from Special Adviser Transport to turn into Special Adviser, Central Business District.

    According to the Bello, the brand new Commissioners are anticipated to be cleared by the State House of Assembly whereas the opposite redeployment and postings take speedy impact.

    He mentioned that the brand new appointments and redeployments had been meant to create a brand new vigour and vitality for service supply, which had been the hallmark of the Ambode administration.