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Governor Sanwo-Olu reshuffles cabinet

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has reshuffled his cabinet with the appointment of three new Commissioners and redeployment of some serving members.

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Gboyega Akosile said eight cabinet portfolios affected by the redeployment include Ministries of Local Government and Community Affairs, Special Duties, Wealth Creation and Employment, Tourism, Arts and Culture, Home Affairs,  Waterfront Infrastructure as well as the Central Business District and Urban Development.

Two Special Advisers were elevated to the post of Commissioners.

They are Prince Anofiu Elegushi who was hitherto SA Central Business District, but now, Commissioner for Home Affairs and Mr Kabiru Ahmed formerly SA Water Resources but now elevated as Commissioner, Waterfront Infrastructure.

The three Commissioners redeployed are that of  Special Duties, Dr Wale Ahmed who has now been moved to Local Government and Community Affairs; former Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs,

Mrs Yetunde Arobieke, now heading the Ministry of Wealth Creation and Employment and Mrs Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf who was moved from the Ministry of Home Affairs to that of Tourism, Arts and Culture.

The new appointees are Mr Tayo Bamgbose-Martins, Commissioner-designate (Special Duties), Mr Oyerinde Olugbenga Olanrewaju, Special Adviser-designate (Central Business District) and Mr Ayuba Ganiu Adele, Special Adviser-designate (Urban Development).

Governor Sanwo-Olu thanked members of the Lagos State Assembly for believing in the Executive and carrying out the ratification of the cabinet nominees in a manner devoid of mere political considerations emphasising that the new appointments and redeployments, were intended to create a new energy and vivacity for continued delivery of values and provision of service to millions of Lagosians.

Omolara Omosanya/ Lagos

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