Gov. Ambode Sacks Three Commissioners After Cabinet Reshuffle

Channels Television  
Updated October 19, 2016

Akinwunmi Ambode, Three commissioners sackedThe Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, has carried out a cabinet reshuffle which also led to the sacking of three commissioners.

Mr Ambode on Wednesday dropped Folorunsho Folarin-Coker who was in charge of Tourism, Dr Mustapha Akinkunmi who was the Finance Commissioner and Dr. Ekundayo Mobereola who oversaw the Transport Ministry.

This cabinet reshuffle comes exactly one year after the Governor constituted his Executive Council, precisely on October 19, 2015.

In a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Tunji Bello, the Governor also directed the Special Adviser, Arts and Culture to take over as the Acting Commissioner for Ministry of Tourism and Culture while the Special Adviser on Transportation was asked to take over as the acting Commissioner for Transportation.

The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance on the other hand, was instructed to take over as the acting Commissioner for Finance pending the appointment of new commissioners in the respective ministries.

While no reason was given for their sack, the statement added that the governor expressed his appreciation to the former commissioners for their service to the state.