Sanwo-Olu reshuffles cabinet

• 8 members affected

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Thursday, announced minor cabinet reshuffle of his cabinet with the appointment of three new members.

The governor made the announcement in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Gboyega Akosile.

In the statement, eight cabinet portfolios were affected by the redeployment, including ministries of Local Government, Special Duties, Wealth Creation and Employment, Tourism, Arts and Culture, Home Affairs as well as Waterfront Infrastructure.

Others are the Central Business District and Urban Development.

According to Akosile, Governor Sanwo-Olu has moved three commissioners around, while two Special Advisers (SAs) have been assigned new roles as commissioners.

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Affected commissioners and their new portfolios are: Commissioner for Special Duties, Dr Wale Ahmed who has now been moved to Local Government and Community Affairs; Mrs Yetunde Arobieke, formerly Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs has been moved to the Ministry of Wealth Creation and Employment.

Also, Mrs Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf has been moved from the Ministry of Home Affairs to the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture as commissioner.

The statement added that two former Special Advisers, Prince Anofiu Elegushi and Architect Kabiru Ahmed are now assigned to the Ministries of Home Affairs and Waterfront Infrastructure as commissioners respectively.

The governor, Akosile said assigned portfolios to the new cabinet members.

They are Engr. Tayo Bamgbose-Martins, who is Commissioner-designate (Special Duties), Mr Oyerinde Olugbenga Olanrewaju, Special Adviser-designate (Central Business District) and Hon. Ayuba Ganiu Adele, Special Adviser-designate (Urban Development).

Governor Sanwo-Olu, in the statement, thanked members of the Lagos State House of Assembly for believing in the Executive and carrying out the ratification of the cabinet nominees in a manner devoid of mere political considerations other than the interests of the electorate, assuring that his action was in line with his administration’s vision of delivering good governance to the residents of Lagos.

The new appointments and redeployments, the governor said were intended to create new energy and vivacity for the continued delivery of values to the government of Lagos and provision of service to millions of Lagosians.

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