Sanwo-Olu reshuffles cabinet, sacks 1 commissioners

Sanwo-Olu reshuffles cabinet, sacks 1 commissioners

- Governor Babjide Sanwo-Olu has reshuffled his cabinet

- In the minor cabinet reshuffle, the commissioner for tourism, arts and culture, Shulamite Olufunke Adebolu, was sacked

- The reason for the omission of her name in the new cabinet was not revealed

Following a minor cabinet reshuffle made on Thursday, January 16, by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos, the commissioner for tourism, arts and culture, Shulamite Olufunke Adebolu, has been sacked.

Legit.ng reports that a statement issued by the chief press secretary to the governor, Gboyega Akosile, the former commissioner for home affairs, Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, has been redeployed to head the tourism ministry.

It was gathered that her sack was tactical as the governor omitted her name from the list of commissioners redeployed.

Her portfolio had been given to another without her being redeployed to another ministry.

According to a report by the PM News Adebolu's sack might not be unconnected with the flop of the Greater Lagos event in December where artistes did not show and there was no crowd to the embarrassment of the governor.

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Sanwo-Olu sacks commissioner in cabinet reshuffle
Governor Babjide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state
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In the cabinet reshuffle, eight cabinet portfolios affected by the redeployment include: the ministries of local government, special duties, wealth creation and employment, tourism, arts and culture, home affairs as well as waterfront infrastructure. Others are the central business district and urban development.

According to Akosile, Governor Sanwo-Olu has moved three commissioners around, while two special advisers have been assigned new roles as commissioners.

Affected commissioners and their new portfolios are: Commissioner for special duties, Wale Ahmed who has now been moved to local government and community affairs, Yetunde Arobieke, formerly commissioner for local government and community affairs has been moved to the ministry of wealth creation and employment.

Two former special advisers, Prince Anofiu Elegushi and Architect Kabiru Ahmed are now assigned to the ministries of home affairs and waterfront infrastructure as commissioners respectively.

The governor, according to Akosile also announced portfolios of the new cabinet members.

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They are: Tayo Bamgbose-Martins, commissioner-designate (special duties), Oyerinde Olugbenga Olanrewaju, special adviser-designate (central business district) and Hon. Ayuba Ganiu Adele, special adviser-designate (urban development).

The new appointments and redeployment, Sanwo-Olu said were intended to create a new energy and vivacity for continued delivery of values to the government of Lagos and provision of service to millions of Lagosians.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday, December 31, said that the security in the state has improved since his assumption of office as the governor of the state.

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