Ambode Inaugurates 20-Man Transition Committee, Tasks Members To Ensure Smooth Take Off For Next Administration


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Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Tuesday inaugurated a 20-member Transition Committee that will be saddled with the duty of making certain a seamless transition to the following administration on May 29, 2019.

Inaugurating the Committee, Governor Ambode, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Tunji Bello, stated a clean transition to the following administration was crucial to make sure that the equipment of presidency continues to run easily with none hitch, contemplating the financial significance of Lagos to Nigeria.

“In about seven weeks from now, the tenure of this administration will come to an finish and a brand new administration will begin underneath the management of His Excellency, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

“A clean transition to the following administration is crucial to make sure that the equipment of presidency continues to run easily. Our State is a fragile one with very important significance within the financial and social stability to our nation.

“To maintain this stability, build on the solid status of our State and give the next administration a smooth take-off, it is imperative to quickly put in place a transition committee whose major responsibility will be to ensure a seamless transition to the next administration come May 29, 2019,” Governor Ambode stated.

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He counseled Lagosians for preserving religion with the progressive beliefs of the All Progressives Congress (APC) within the final 20 years and in addition his administration, expressing optimism that the incoming administration would construct on the achievements recorded to date.

‘Let me use this chance to as soon as once more specific my profound appreciation to all Lagosians for preserving religion with this administration and the uncommon privilege to serve. Government will not be a dash or a brief distance race. It is an never-ending race.

“For us in Lagos State, it has been a progressive race during which each successive administration builds upon the achievement of the previous administration.

He charged the Committee, which might be co-chaired by the Deputy Governor-elect, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat and the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Tunji Bello to accord the task the diligence and dedication it deserves.

Members of the Committee embrace the Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola; Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem; Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Akinyemi Ashade; Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Mr. Ade Akinsanya, Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Mr. Obafela Bank-Olemoh and Special Adviser on Urban Development, Mrs. Yetunde Onabule.

Other members embrace Permanent Secretary, Works and Infrastructure, Mr. Jimi Hotonu; Accountant General and Permanent Secretary Treasury Office, Mr. Abimbola Umar; Permanent Secretary, Economic Planning and Budget, Mr. Abayomi Kadiri, Ayo Gbeleyi; Sam Ngube; Dr. Muyiwa Gbadegesin; Engr. Tayo Bamgbose-Martins; Mr. Bayo Sotade; Solape Hammond; Mrs. Bunmi Fabanwo; Mrs. Bukola Odoe and Mrs. Toke Benson Awoyinka.

In his vote of cost, the Deputy Governor-elect assured that the Committee would instantly begin its work and make sure that the whole lot executed is within the curiosity of the State, including that it might be a transition of the identical authorities because the incoming administration would construct on the present template to maneuver the State ahead.

“Lagos State has always been a pace setter in everything and that’s exactly what we would do here. Everyone on this table is a prominent Lagosian and everything would be in the interest of the State; it’s the same government and it should be pretty straightforward,” he stated.


APRIL 9, 2019


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