Ambode Sacks 3 Commissioners, Redeploys Others In Major Cabinet Reshuffle

Ambode Sacks 3 Commissioners, Redeploys Others In Major Cabinet Reshuffle”

The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, says there is the need for public servants to embrace effective communication in order to prevent crisis in the public service.

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.

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.

Before announcing the cabinet reshuffle, the governor provided insight into the implementation of the state budget under the 2017 fiscal year, noting that he put the 2017 budget performance at 82 per cent while the state raked in N503.7 billion as the internally generated revenue (IGR).

The governor also appointed five new commissioners into his cabinet.

With the deployment, former Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Mr. Rotimi Ogunleye now Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development while former Information and Strategy Commissioner, Mr. Steve Ayorinde would now head Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture.

The statement added that major deployment was also effected.

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. Special Adviser to the Governor on Commerce, Industry & Cooperatives, Mr. Adeyemi Olabinjo and Attorney General & Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem during the 1st Quarter 2018 Town Hall meeting at De Blue Roof, LTV complex, Agidingbi, Ikeja, on Thursday.

Ambode said the N1.046 trillion budget proposal, when approved by the State House of Assembly, would be used to complete all ongoing projects and consolidate on infrastructural development in areas of education, transportation/traffic management, security and health sector.

Deji Tinubu, Special Adviser, Sports, had been redeployed as Special Adviser to the Governor on Commerce and Industry, while Anofiu Elegushi moved from the Special Adviser, Transport, to the Special Adviser, Central Business District.

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