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Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu Appoints 7 Special Advisers

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu Appoints 7 Special Advisers

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu Appoints 7 Special Advisers

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu Appoints 7 Special Advisers

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the governor of Lagos State, appointed seven individuals to the State Executive Council on Thursday.

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The newly appointed members were sworn in at a ceremony conducted in Alausa’s State Banquet Hall after being appointed as Special Advisers.

This was said in a statement provided to The PUNCH on Thursday by the governor’s chief press secretary, Gboyega Akosile.

Following the voluntary resignation of the prior employees, five of the appointees filled the vacant jobs.

Two, who previously resigned from the cabinet, were returned to take back their positions.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu Appoints 7 Special Advisers

The statement quoted Sanwo-Olu as saying, “Today, we are bringing in new Special Advisers to replace those who voluntarily left the State’s Executive Council in previous months to pursue their political ambitions.

“As cabinet members, you join a small but privileged class of people whose ideas and decisions go a long way towards impacting the lives of millions of Lagosians on a daily basis.

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“Your appointment is a testament to your capacity, your accomplishments, and your track record of hard work, commitment, dedication and professionalism in your private and public endeavors.

“Your role, as you might have imagined, is a demanding one, requiring intense levels of hard work and dedication. You are expected to hit the ground running, especially considering that we are in the final year of our first term in office.”

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu Appoints 7 Special Advisers

Sanwo-Olu assigned portfolios to the new cabinet members, appointing a former members of the eighth Assembly in the State’s legislative arm, Hon. Sola Giwa as Special Adviser on Transportation.

Until his new appointment, Hon. Giwa was the Senior Special Assistant in Central Business District to the Governor.

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The Governor reappointed Princess Aderemi Adebowale as Special Adviser on Civic Engagement, the position she previously occupied.

Also, Mrs. Toke Benson-Awoyinka was reappointed as Special Adviser on Housing.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu Appoints 7 Special Advisers

Other appointees are Dr. Olajide Babatunde (Special Adviser on e-GIS and Planning Matters), and Engr. Abiola Olowu (Special Adviser on Commerce and Industries), Mr. Robert Bolaji (Special Adviser on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs), and Mr. Olufemi Martins (Special Adviser on Tourism).

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Benson-Awoyinka, who delivered the acceptance speech on behalf of the new appointees, appreciated the Governor for his faith in the appointees’ ability, pledging to work with Sanwo-Olu to deliver the Lagos of citizens’ dream.


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