May 29 inauguration: Ambode issues deadline to political appointees

May 29 inauguration: Ambode issues deadline to political appointees

- Governor Ambode has given directives to his political appointees to submit handover notes

- The Lagos state governor directed the appointees to submit the handover notes on or befor Friday, May 10

- Those affected are Personal Assistants, Special Assistants, Special Advisers and members of the State Executive Council

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos state has reportedly announced Friday, May 10 as deadline for all commissioners, special advisers, special assistants and personal assistants to submit their handover notes.

Vanguard reports that this was contained in a circular with Reference number SSG/LS/P/C/2019/Vol.1/01, issued on Tuesday, April 23.

The circular, by Adesina Odeyemi, Permanent Secretary, Cabinet Office, with the heading, “Preparation for smooth Transition and Submission of Handover Notes-Cabinet and Non-Cabinet ranks,” stressed that in a bit to facilitate a seamless transition, Governor Ambode had directed that all appointees, serving in various political capacities should submit their handover notes not later than May 10, 2019.

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Legit.ng gathers that those affected by the circular are: Personal Assistants, Special Assistants, Special Advisers and members of the State Executive Council.

According to the circular, all the affected people were expected to prepare their individual handover notes and submit same to the Office of the Permanent Secretary, Cabinet Office in hard and soft copies.

Members of Statutory Boards, Chief Executive Officers of Parastatal Organisations and Governing Council, whose tenure had not elapsed were not affected by the directive.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the Statutory Boards under reference above are: Civil Service Commission, Judicial Service Commission, Independent Electoral Commission, House of Assembly Service Commission, Audit Service Commission, State Universal Basic Education Board, Health Service Commission, Primary Health Care Board and Lagos State Pension Commission.

“Consequently, concerned individuals are enjoined to comply with the content of this circular. Accounting officers are to give this circular the adequate publicity it deserves,” it stated.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Alliance for Democracy (AD) governorship candidate, Chief Owolabi Salis, filed a petition at the Lagos State Governorship Election Tribunal to stop the inauguration of Babajide Sanwo-Olu as the executive governor on May 29.

The petition marked EPT/LAG/GOV/2/2019 has the AD as co-petitioner. The petition alleges that Sanwo-Olu has a criminal record in the US, is of unsound mind and should be disqualified by the tribunal from being sworn-in as governor.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Sanwo-Olu, All Progressives Congress (APC) and the INEC resident electoral commissioner are listed as respondents to the petition.

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