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Sanwo-Olu Dissolves Cabinet Ahead Second Term Inauguration

 

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has dissolved his cabinet ahead of the expiration of his first term in office on Monday.

Head of Service Hakeem Muri-Okunola, made the announcement on Wednesday through a circular with No. 046.

According to the statement, all political office holders are expected to hand over to the Accounting officer or most senior director.

The dissolution however does not affect those appointees whose positions are tenure-based.

The statement read, “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 general public are enjoined to note the contents of this circular and give it the deserved service-wide publicity.”

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Both Sanwo-Olu and his Deputy Femi Hamzat are expected to be sworn in for a second term in office on May 29.

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