Tuesday, 16 June 2015
Politics:Ambode Sacks Fashola’s Sister, 79 Other Heads Of Parastatals And Agencies
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, on Monday approved the dissolution of all boards of parastatals and agencies of government in the state. The sister of the former Governor of Lagos State, Ms Olayinka Fashola and 75 other heads of the parastatals and agencies were affected. Ms Fashola was the General Manager, Lagos State Residents Registration Agency, LASRRA.
Some of the head of agencies affected are the Lagos State Waterways Authority, Lagos State Building Investment Company Limited, Lagos State Ferry Services, Lagos State Records and Archives Bureau, Lagos State Printing Cooperation, Lagos State Television, Lagos State Traffic Radio, Eko FM, Radio Lagos, among others.
In a statement issued by the Office of the Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Tunji Bello, it said Ambode had approved the dissolution of all boards of parastatals and agencies of government with immediate effects.
According to the statement, the dissolution is with the exception of the Civil Service Commission, Judicial Service Commission and the State Independent Electoral Commission. While expressing the appreciation of the Governor for the modest contribution of members of the dissolved Boards, Bello wished them well in their future endeavour.
The statement added that constitution of new Boards would be effected in due course.
Meanwhile, the Governor has also approved the appointment of Mrs. Abimbola Umar as the new Accountant-General of the state, and doubles as Permanent Secretary (State Treasury Office).
Umar, prior to her new appointment, was the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
She holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics (1983) from the University of Ibadan and Masters of Science in Corporate Governance (2013) from Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, United Kingdom.
Her appointment, according to the statement, takes effect immediately.