Lagos Governor Ambode inaugurates 37 commissioners, special advisers

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos state

The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Monday swore in 23 Commissioners and 14 Special Advisers, charging them to work ceaselessly to ensure that the state lives up to its potential.

Speaking at the ceremony held at the Adeyemi Bero Auditorium, at the secretariat in Alausa, Mr. Ambode told the commissioners and aides, that their allegiance rest with the people of Lagos irrespective of ethnicity or status.

“My fellow colleagues in the cabinet, Lagos is on the brink of greatness and you have all been given this platform to write your names in gold. You must work to leave a legacy that will be spoken of in glowing terms in years to come”, he said.

He said Lagos has the potential to to be a global competitor in all sectors and that the newly constituted team should work together with the people in making the state great.

“The challenges that come with the boisterous profile of the state as one of the world’s fastest growing cosmopolitan City-state are as many as the opportunities that abound in it.

“We have all the ingredients to compete globally in all sectors; and we must. We owe it to the people of Lagos and to ourselves. You are today, being handed the reins to the government of Lagos State and together, we must fulfil the massive potentials of our State”.

“Lagos is a magnet for many Nigerians who want to pursue the Nigerian dream. The dream that wherever you are from, regardless of tribe or creed, you can achieve what you wish, this is the Lagos dream”, he said.

Below are the newly appointed commissioners and special advisers alongside their portfolios.

Gbolahan Lawal, Commissioner for Housing; Jide Idris, Commissioner for Health; Folarin Coker, Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture; Seye Oladejo, Commissioner for Special Duties and Intergovernmental Relations; Ganiyu Johnson, Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure; Oluwatoyin Suarau, Commissioner for Agriculture; Rotimi Ogunleye, Commissioner for Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives; Akinyemi Ashade, Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget; Babatunde Adejare, Commissioner for Environment; Olawale Oluwo, Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources; Benson Akintola, Commissioner for Establishment, Training and Pensions; Mustapha Akinkunmi, Commissioner for Finance; Abdul-Hakeem Abdul-Lateef, Commissioner for Home Affairs and Steve Ayorinde, Commissioner for Information and Strategy.

Others are Adeniji Kazeem, Commissioner for Justice; Musiliu Folami, Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs; Wasiu Anifowoshe, Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development; Olufemi Odubiyi, Commissioner for Science and Technology; Ekundayo Mobereola, Commissioner for Transportation; Adebowale Akinsanya, Commissioner for Waterfront Infrastructure Development; Babatunde Durosinmi-Etti, Commissioner for Wealth Creation and Employment; Lola Akande, Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation and Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, Commissioner for Youth and Social Development.

The Special Advisers and their portfolios include, Ayodeji Tinubu, Special Adviser Sports and Chairman Lagos State Sports Council; Ganiu Okanlomo Sanni, Special Adviser, Food Security; Yetunde Onabolu, Special Adviser, Urban Development; Kehinde Joseph, Special Adviser, Civic Engagement; Adebimpe Akinsola, Special Adviser, Arts and Culture and Olufemi Onanuga, Special Adviser, Primary Healthcare.

Others are Obafela Bank-Olemoh, Special Adviser, Education; Adeyemi Olabinjo, Special Adviser, Commerce; Anofi Elegushi, Special Adviser, Transport; Babatunde Hunpe, Special Adviser, Environment; Ademola Abass, Special Adviser, Overseas Affairs and Investment; Aramide Giwanson, Special Adviser, Housing; Kehinde Bamigbetan, Special Adviser, Community and Communications and Agboola Dabiri, Special Adviser, Central Business District.

The Deputy Governor, Oluranti Adebule was also assigned to oversee the Ministry of Education.

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