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Lagos Governor dissolves cabinet, sacks aides ahead of swearing-in May 29  

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State Bids Cabinet Members, Aides Goodbye

*Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State and Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, his Deputy Governor-elect will be sworn in for a second term of four years next Monday in Lagos

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

As he prepares to take a fresh oath of office for a second term of office for the four years, Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, has announced the dissolution of the State Executive Council (SEC) and sack of all political office holders and aides ahead of his inauguration ceremony holding Monday, May 29, 2023.

ConsumerConnect reports Governor Sanwo-Olu and Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, Deputy Governor-elect will be sworn in for a second term of four years next Monday in Lagos.

Hakeem Muri-Okunola, Lagos State Head of Service, made the announcement Wednesday, May 24, through a circular with No. 046.

The dissolution, according to the circular tagged, “End of Political Office holders-cabinet/non-cabinet ranks”, takes effect from Friday, May 26 this year.

The circular number 046, was tied: “End of Political Office holders-cabinet/non-cabinet ranks.”

Muri-Okunola, therefore, urged all political appointees in the cosmopolitan state in Nigeria to declare their assets while handing over the affairs of their offices latest by Friday.

According to him, the declaration of assets was in compliance with the provision of paragraph 11 (1b), part one of the fifth schedule of Nigerian Constitution on end of tenure assets declaration.

The Lagos HoS further noted that the affected officers are Commissioners, Special Advisers (cabinet and non-cabinet), all assistants (Senior Special Assistants, Special Assistants, Personal Assistants, Personal Assistants, Technical Assistants, Personal aides etc).

Sanwo-Olu as well instructed the affected officers to prepare individual handover notes and return any government property including utility/project vehicles in their possessions to the accounting officer/most senior director of their respective ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) in Lagos State.

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