Wednesday, 19 October 2016


The Ogun State Government has announced a reshuffle in membership of its Executive Council.
The exercise involves four Commissioners and four Special Advisers to the Governor.
Those affected include Mrs. Ronke Sokefun who before now is the Commissioner for Agriculture. She moves to the Ministry of Urban & Physical Planning. Bashorun Adebola Adeife who used to be the Commissioner for Urban & Physical Planning now moves to the Ministry of Inter-Governmental Affairs.
Also affected is the erstwhile Commissioner for Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs, Barr. Leke Adewolu who now superindents the Ministry of Special Duties.

One of the newly sworn-in Commissioners, Mrs. Abiola Kufile-Okonji is now in charge of the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development while a Consultant to the Governor, Mrs. Ronke Onadeko will oversee the Ministry of Agriculture pending the appointment of a substantive Commissioner for the Ministry.

The affected Special Advisers are the Special Adviser to the Governor on Housing, Mr. Bayo Adeyemi who now moves to the Ministry of Education, Science & Technology; Mr. Yinka Odufuwa, hitherto of Agriculture moves to Forestry while Mr. Akinola Lawson formerly of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism moves to Special Duties.

Others are Mr. Segun Adesanya of the Ministry of Special Duties who moves to Youth and Sports while Mr. Gbenga Opesanwo is in charge of Transport.
The reshuffle takes immediate effect.

Meanwhile Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday effected a reshuffle of his cabinet, with the dropping of the Commissioners for Tourism- Mr Folorunsho Folarin-Coker; Finance, Dr. Mustapha Akinkunmi and Transportation, Dr. Ekundayo Mobereola.

This development 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, Mr 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, Special Adviser on Transportation will take over as Acting Commissioner for Transportation while the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance takes over as the Acting Commissioner for Finance pending the appointment of new Commissioners in the respective ministries.

The Statement adds that the Governor expresses his appreciation to the former Commissioners for their service to the State and wished them well in their future endeavours.

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