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Ambode on a Sacking Spree: sacks heads of 82 Lagos agencies, departments

Info reaching us at Newsintels have it that the Governor of Lagos State is on a sacking sprey, showing signs he isnt pleased with the cabinet fashola left behind. Akinwunmi Ambode sacked heads and boards of 82 agencies and departments of the Lagos State governmen yesterday.

The sack took effect immediately, and the governor has  constituted new heads that will implement his agenda in the state.

Ambode approved the sack at the conclusion of a two-week assessment of all agencies and departments.NewsIntels gathered that the mass sack was not unexpected with the change of baton at the top, even as some of the heads of agencies may be reappointed to serve in the new cabinet.

Among the affected parastatals are the Lagos State Residents Registration Agency; Lagos State Sports Endowment Fund; Lagos State Motor Vehicle Administration Agency; Lagos State Traffic Management Authority; Christian/ Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board; Lagos State Fire Services;Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH); Primary Health Care Board; Lagos State Examination Board; Lagos State Scholarship Board; IBILE Holdings; Lagos State Health Service Commission; Lagos State Emergency Management Authority; Lagos State Electricity Board; and Public Works Corporation.

The sad thing is many of the sacked officials didnt know they were fired until press time yesterday.The Chief Press Secretary to the governor, HabibAruna, disclosed that the Civil Service Commission, Judicial Service Commission and the State Independent Electoral Commission were exempted.

Ambode, in a statement, commended the modest contributions of the members of the dissolved boards, just as he wished them well in their future endeavours. Meanwhile, the governor has approved the appointment of Mrs. Abimbola Shukrat Umar as the new accountant general of the state.

Umar, prior to her new appointment, was the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.Her appointment, according to the statement, takes effect immediately.


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