Ambode Governor swears in 23 Commissioners, 14 Special Advisers

The inauguration ceremony held on Monday, October 19, 2015, at the Adeyemi Bero Auditorium in Alausa.

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Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has sworn in 23 Commissioners and 14 Special Advisers to constitute his cabinet.

The inauguration ceremony held on Monday, October 19, 2015, at the Adeyemi Bero Auditorium in Alausa.

“Lagosians call on you to create job opportunities for our youths. As with most nations with a mono-economy, Nigeria is going through an interesting time. The continuous fall in crude oil prices means vastly dwindling revenues for Nigeria. In turn, states will have less and less money to fund capital projects and face enormous challenges in catering for their people,” Ambode said while addressing the newly sworn-in cabinet members.

“You must dedicate yourselves to the service of Lagos State. Your work must reflect what Lagos stands for: leadership, accountability, good governance, opportunities and service,” he added.

The new Commissioners are:

Gbolahan Lawal, Commissioner for Housing; Dr. Jide Idris, Commissioner for Health; Folarin Coker, Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture; Seye Oladejo, Commissioner for Special Duties and Intergovernmental Relations; Engr. Ganiyu Johnson, Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure; Mr. Oluwatoyin Suarau.

Other commissioners are: Commissioner for Agriculture; Mr. Rotimi Ogunleye, Commissioner for Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives; Mr. Akinyemi Ashade, Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget; Dr. Babatunde Adejare, Commissioner for Environment; Mr. Olawale Oluwo, Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources; Dr. Benson Akintola, Commissioner for Establishment, Training and Pensions; Dr. Mustapha Akinkunmi, Commissioner for Finance; Dr. Abdul-Hakeem Abdul-Lateef, Commissioner for Home Affairs and Mr. Steve Ayorinde, Commissioner for Information and Strategy.

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

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

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

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