Ambode reshuffles cabinet, drops three commissioners, appoints five

The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Thursday carried out a major cabinet reshuffle, dropping three commissioners and appointing five new ones.

In a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Tunji Bello, the three affected cabinet members are Adebimpe Akinsola, Femi Odubiyi and Anifowoshe Abiola.

The newly-appointed cabinet members are Hakeem Fahm (Ministry of Science and Technology); Ladi Lawanson (Ministry of Transportation); Segun Banjo (Ministry of Economic Planning and Budget); Olayinka Oladunjoye (Ministry of Commerce and Industry) and Hakeem Sulaiman (Communities and Communications).

The Statement added that major deployments have also been effected.

Rotimi Ogunleye moves from Commerce and Industry to Physical Planning and Urban Development; Steve Ayorinde from Ministry of Information and Strategy to Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture; Kehinde Bamigbetan from Communities and Communication to Ministry of Information and Strategy; Babatunde Durosinmi Etti from Ministry of Wealth Creation to Ministry of the Environment; Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf from Ministry of Youth and Social Development to Ministry of Wealth Creation; andAgboola Dabiri from Central Business District to Ministry of Youth and Social Development.

Others include Samuel Adejare from Ministry of the Environment to Ministry of Waterfront Infrastructure Development; and Engr. Ade Akinsanya from Ministry of Waterfront Infrastructure Development to Ministry of Works and Infrastructure.

In the same vein, the statement also added that Benjamin Olabinjo has been moved from Special Adviser Commerce and Industry to become Special Adviser Civic Engagement, while Kehinde Joseph moved from Special Adviser Civic Engagement to become Special Adviser Housing.

Deji Tinubu, Special Adviser Sports, has been redeployed as Special Adviser to the Governor on Commerce and Industry and 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 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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