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Lagos State Governor, Ambode Sacks Commissioners Of Finance, Transport and Tourism

Just one year after Governor Akinwunmi Ambode constituted his Executive Council on October 19 2015, the Lagos State Governor has effected a reshuffle of his cabinet, with the dropping of the Commissioners for Tourism, Finance and Transportation

In an official statement released by Tunji Bello, the Secretary to the Lagos State Government, the Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Wednesday fired the commissioners for Tourism, Folorunsho Folarin-Coker; Finance, Dr. Mustapha Akinkunmi and Transport, Dr. Ekundayo Mobereola, in a major cabinet reshuffle.

According to the statement, Governor Ambode directed the Special Adviser, Arts and Culture to take over as the Acting Commissioner for Ministry of Tourism and Culture.

The Special Adviser on Transportation will take over as Acting Commissioner for Transportation, while the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance will take over as the Acting Commissioner for Finance, pending the appointment of new Commissioners in the respective ministries.

Gov. Ambode thanked the former Commissioners for their service to the State and wished them well in their future endeavours.

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  1. I don't see anything wrong with the step Governor Ambode had taken. In the first place, he appointed them with an objective in mind, and his expectations are not being met,he's at liberty to axe them. The loud calls at the Federal level to reshuffle the cabinet is certainly not because Nigerians hate any particular ministers but rather that the pace of development be faster than it is currently. Politics outside, these crop of Ministers are not the best Nigeria can parade, both home & in Diaspora. Nigerians clamour for the best to be brought in to assist fix our ailing economy irrespective of party leaning. There's a popular proverb that you must first chase the Fox away before blaming the hen "and what were you seeking in the bush"? In other words, solve the current economic challenges facing us before telling about your party membership. Nigeria has enormous potential, & we want those translated into good life for all. All us must not belong to any of the parties, all we have in common is desire for good life.

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