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Gov. Sanwo-Olu Swears in 37 Commissioners, Special Advisers

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Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has sworn in 37 cabinet members made up of commissioners and special advisers.

23 commissioners and 14 special advisers were swore in by Governor Sanwo-Olu.

Speaking at the swearing-in ceremony held at Adeyemi Bero Auditorium, Alausa, Lagos on Wednesday, September 13, 2023, Sanwo-Olu urged the new members of the executive council to ensure that every decision taken has the best interest of the people.

The governor said: “The expectations of our people have never been higher than they are right now. Therefore, doing your best to meet them is not an option.

“Lagos is the centre of excellence; your work must be excellent in every ramification.

“Working together, carrying the people along, keeping your feet on the ground, and ensuring that every decision you take has the best interest of our people at the heart of it are the surest ways to succeed.”

Speaking on behalf of the new cabinet members, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, thanked the Lagos State Government for the opportunity given to them to serve.

He pledged that they would be committed to their duties, saying: “I assure you on behalf of my colleagues that we will make you proud and not disappoint you.”

The commissioners are:

Lawal Pedro (SAN) – Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice
Bolaji Dada – Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation
Prof. Akin Abayomi – Commissioner for Health
Tokunbo Wahab – Commissioner for Environment
Gbenga Omotoso – Commissioner for Information and Strategy
Ibrahim Layode – Commissioner for Home Affairs
Mobolaji Ogunlende – Commissioner for Youths and Social Development
Dayo Alebiosu-Bush – Commissioner for Waterfront Infrastructure
Abisola Olusanya – Commissioner for Agriculture
Gbenga Oyerinde – Commissioner for Special Duties
Toke Benson-Awoyinka – Commissioner for Tourism
Osiyemi Oluwaseun – Commissioner for Transportation
Moruf Akinderu-Fatai – Commissioner for Housing
Tunbosun Alake – Commissioner for Innovation, Science and Technology
Afolabi Ayantayo – Commissioner for Establishment, Training and Pension
Kayode Roberts – Commissioner for Local Government Affairs
Mosopefoluwa George – Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget
Folashade Ambrose-Medem – Commissioner for Industry, Trade and Investment
Jamiu Alli-Balogun – Commissioner for Basic Education
Akinyeri Ajigbotafe – Commissioner for Wealth Creation
Olumide Oluyinka – Commissioner for Physical Planning
Abayomi Oluyomi – Commissioner for Finance
Tolani Akibu – Commissioner for Tertiary Education
Special advisers

Rotimi Fashola – Special Adviser, Agriculture
Abiola Olowu – Special Adviser, Commerce, Industry and Investment
Sola Giwa – Special Adviser, Transportation
Olajide Babatunde – Special Adviser, Electronic Geographical Information System (EGIS)
Idris Aregbe – Special Adviser, Tourism
Dr Oreoluwa Finnih-Awokoya – Special Adviser, Health
Adekunle Olayinka – Special Adviser, Works and Infrastructure
AbdulKabir Ogungbo – Special Adviser, Taxation and Pension
Bola Olumegbon – Special Adviser, Central Business District
Olakunle Rotimi-Akodu – Special Adviser, Environment
Afolabi Tajudeen – Special Adviser, Political and Civic Engagement
Barakat Odunuga-Bakare – Special Adviser, Housing
Yekini Agbaje – Special Adviser, Rural Development and Chieftaincy Affairs
Iyabode Ayoola – Special Adviser, Central Internal Audit.

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