•By Dare Ojelade
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has elevated Arc Kabir Ahmed from a special adviser position to a substantive Commissioner.
Arc Ahmed was sworn in as Special Adviser to the Governor on Urban Development but was asked to oversee the Ministry of Waterfront Infrastructure in acting capacity.
When the Governor announced a minor cabinet reshuffle on Thursday, 16 January, 2020, Arc Ahmed was announced the substantive Commissioner of Waterfront Infrastructure by the state Governor.
It was a good day for Agege as another Agege boy, Dr Wale Ahmed was moved from the Special Duties Ministry to that of Local Government and Community Affairs.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Gboyega Akosile said in all eight cabinet portfolios affected by the redeployment are: Ministries of Local Government; Special Duties; Wealth Creation and Employment; Tourism, Arts and Culture; Home Affairs; Waterfront Infrastructure; Central Business District; and Urban Development.
According to Akosile, Governor Sanwo-Olu has moved three commissioners around, while Arc Ahmed and one other Special Adviser have been assigned new roles as commissioners. Apart from Arc Ahmed and Dr Ahmed, others affected by the minor reshuffle and their new portfolios are: Mrs. Yetunde Arobieke, formerly Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs who has been moved to the Ministry of Wealth Creation and Employment; Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf moved from the Ministry of Home Affairs to the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture as Commissioner; Prince Anofiu Elegushi now assigned to the Ministry of Home Affairs from his earlier role as Special Adviser on Central Business District.
The Governor, according to Akosile, also announced portfolios of the new cabinet members.
They are: Engr. Tayo Bamgbose-Martins, Commissioner-designate (Special Duties), Mr. Oyerinde Olugbenga Olanrewaju, Special Adviser-designate (Central Business District) and Hon. Ayuba Ganiu Adele, Special Adviser-designate (Urban Development).
Governor Sanwo-Olu thanked members of the Lagos State House of Assembly for believing in the Executive and carrying out the ratification of the cabinet nominees in a manner devoid of mere political considerations other than the interests of the electorate, assuring that his action is in line with his administration’s vision of delivering good governance to the residents of Lagos.
The new appointments and redeployments, Sanwo-Olu said are intended to create a new energy and vivacity for continued delivery of values to the government of Lagos and provision of service to millions of Lagosians.
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