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Sanwo-Olu swears in commissioners, special advisers, assigns portfolios

Sanwo-Olu swears in commissioners, special advisers, assign portfolios

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has sworn in 35 members of his cabinet as commissioners and special advisers at an event in Ikeja on Tuesday.

Sanwo-Olu, who asked the new appointees to be transparent and accountable in all their dealings and serve residents to the best of their abilities, also assigned portfolios to them.

The governor added that he expected the team to work with him to build on the foundation laid by former governors of the state.

Sanwo-Olu said: “However, in this administration, our task must be to accelerate the trajectory of growth and development of Lagos State embarked upon by the administration of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and built upon by successive administrations. Today, providence has entrusted us with the great responsibility of ensuring that the vision of the blueprint and the development plan comes to pass wholly and completely.

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“Upon the foundation laid by administrations past, we shall erect our six pillars of state development, encapsulated in the acronym T.H.E.M.E.S. T standing for Traffic Management and Transportation; H for Health and Environment; E for Education and Technology; M for Making Lagos a 21st Century Economy; E for Entertainment and Tourism and S for Security and Governance.

“While discharging the responsibility that will be assigned to you, you must imbibe our culture of transparency, accountability, fairness and value for money. I, therefore, implore you to earnestly commit yourselves to the agenda and vision of this administration.

“Be prepared to pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, and support or oppose whoever you must, in order to accomplish our grand ambition of building one of the great cities of the 21st century, a beacon of social, commercial and political excellence for the rest of our dear nation,” he added.

The commissioners include Mr Rabiu Onaolapo (Finance); Mrs Folashade Adefisayo (Education); Prof. Akin Abayomi (Health); Dr Idris Salako (Physical Planning and Urban Development); Mr Tunji Bello (Water Resources and Environment); Mr Gbenga Omotoso (Information and Strategy); Mrs Bolaji Dada (Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation); Mr Lere Odusote (Energy and Natural Resources); Dr Frederic Oladeinde (Transportation); Mr Gbolahan Lawal (Agriculture); Moruf Fatai (Housing); Mr Moyo Onigbanjo, Senior Advocate of Nigeria (Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice); Mr Hakeem Fahm (Science and Technology) and Mrs. Ajibola Ponnle (Commissioner for Ministry Establishment, Training and Pension).

Others are Aramide Adeyoye (Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure); Mr Segun Dawodu (Youth and Social Development); Mrs Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf (Home Affairs); Mrs. Yetunde Arobieke (Local Government and Community Affairs); Mrs Lola Akande (Commerce and Industry); Mrs Olufunke Adebolu (Tourism Arts and Culture); Mr Sam Egube (Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget); and Dr Wale Ahmed (Commissioner for Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Relations)

The special advisers include Ms Ruth Bisola Olusanya (Special Adviser for Agriculture); Princess Aderemi Adebowale (Office of Civic Engagement); Mr Afolabi Ayantayo (Political and Legislative Affairs); Mrs Toke Benson-Awoyinka (Housing) Joe Igbokwe (Drainage and Water Resources); Mr Tubosun Alake (Special Adviser for Innovation and Technology); and Mr Kabiru Abdullahi (Urban Development)

Others are Anofi Olanrewaju Elegushi (Central Business Districts); Mr Bonu Solomon Saanu (Arts and Culture); Mr Oluwatoyin Fayinka (Transportation); Mr Oladele Ajayi (Commerce and Industry); Mr. Tokunbo Wahab (Education); and Mrs Solape Hammond (Sustainable Development Goals and Lagos Global).

Timothy Enietan-Matthews

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