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Sanwo-Olu dissolves cabinet

Mr Muri-Okunola said the dissolution of the cabinet members would take effect from the close of work on May 26.

• May 24, 2023
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Wednesday announced the dissolution of his cabinet in preparation for his second term swearing-in ceremony on May 29.

The dissolution is in a circular signed by the Head of Service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola.

Mr Muri-Okunola said the dissolution of the cabinet members would take effect from the close of work on May 26.

He, however, said the dissolution of the cabinet did not affect government appointees whose tenures were yet to expire, as guided by the relevant laws of their establishments.

”It is hereby notified for general information that Mr Governor, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, has directed that political appointees, specifically honourable commissioners, special advisers (cabinet and non-cabinet), all assistants (senior special assistants, assistants, personal assistants, technical assistants, personal aides, etc.) be notified of the end of the term of their appointments, with effect from the close of work on Friday, 26th May, 2023.

”However, political appointees whose appointments are by legislation/ tenure-based and members of statutory commissions/governing councils that their 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 no later than Friday, 26th May 2023,” he said.

Mr Muri-Okunola also said all concerned officers were to comply with the provision of paragraph 11 (1b), part one of the Fifth Schedule of Nigeria Constitution on End of Tenure Assets Declaration.


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