Sanwo-Olu dissolves cabinet ahead of swearing-in
The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has dissolved his cabinet ahead of his swearing-in ceremony on May 29, 2023. Sanwo-Olu and his deputy, Obafemi Hamzat, will be sworn in for a second term of four years on May 29.
The Head of Service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola, made the announcement on Wednesday through a circular with No. 046.
The circular read in part, “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.
“Therefore, all affected political office holders are expected to prepare individual handover notes and return any government property including utility/project vehicles in their possession to the Accounting Officer/Most Senior Director of their respective Ministries, Department and Agencies.
“In addition to handing over to their respective Permanent Secretaries, cabinet members are to send a copy of the handover notes to the Permanent Secretary, Cabinet Office not later than Friday, 26 May. 2023.
“Furthermore, all concerned Officers are to comply with the provision of paragraph 11 (1b), part one of the Fifth Schedule of Nigeria Constitution on End of Tenure Assets DeclarationWhile wishing the affected Political Office Holders success in their future endeavours, Mr. Governor appreciates the contributions and roles of the affected Public Officers to the development of the State, especially the significant milestones recorded under the T.HE. M.ES Agenda.
“Accordingly, all affected political office holders, accounting officers of MDAs and the public are enjoined to note the contents of this circular and give it the deserved service-wide publicity.”