Sanwo-Olu dissolves cabinet ahead of swearing-in

Lagos State Governor Dismissed His Cabinet Before May 29

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Before taking office on May 29, 2023, Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu dismissed his cabinet.

On May 29, Sanwo-Olu and his deputy, Obafemi Hamzat, will take the oath of office for a second four-year tenure.
Hakeem Muri-Okunola, the Head of Service, made the announcement on Wednesday through circular with number 046.

“However, political appointees whose appointments are by Legislation/Tenure-Based and Members of Statutory Commissions/Governing Councils whose tenures have not lapsed, are not affected by this directive, unless otherwise formally informed,” the circular stated in part.As a result, it is intended that all impacted political office holders will create personal handover notes and deliver any government property, such as utilities or project cars, to the Accounting Officer or Most Senior Director of their respective Ministries, Departments, and Agencies.

“Cabinet members are required to transmit a copy of the handover notes to the Permanent Secretary, Cabinet Office, in addition to delivering the documents to their respective Permanent Secretaries, no later than Friday, May 26, 2023.

“Furthermore, all concerned Officers are to abide by the End of Tenure Assets Declaration provision of paragraph 11 (1b), part one of the Fifth Schedule of the Nigerian Constitution,”Mr. Governor acknowledges the efforts and duties of the affected Public Officers to the development of the State, particularly the great milestones recorded under the T.HE.M.ES Agenda. He wishes the impacted Political Office Holders luck in their future endeavors.

The general public, accounting officers of MDAs, and all affected political office holders are urged to take note of the contents of this circular and to give it the due service-wide dissemination.

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