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Sanwo-Olu sacks Tourism commission after 139 days in office

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Sanwo-Olu sacks Tourism commissioner
Gov Sanwo-Olu

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has sacked Shulamite Adebolu as Commissioner for Tourism, Art and Culture after a total of 139 days in office.

Adebolu was sacked by the governor in a minor cabinet reshuffle that saw other cabinet members moving from one portfolio to the other.

In August 2019, Sanwo-Olu announced the appointment of his cabinet members with Adebolu taking up the role of the Tourism, Art and Culture’s commissioner.

The cabinet reshuffle, it was announced, saw the appointment of three new members.

The Governor’s spokesman, Gboyega Akosile, said the governor moved three commissioners around while two special advisers were assigned new roles as commissioners.

Sanwo-Olu sacks Tourism commissioner, Adebolu
Sanwo-Olu sacks Tourism commissioner, Adebolu

Affected commissioners and their new portfolios are: Commissioner for Special Duties, Dr. Wale Ahmed who has now been moved to Local Government and Community Affairs; Mrs. Yetunde Arobieke, formerly Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs has been moved to the Ministry of Wealth Creation and Employment.

“Also, Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf has been moved from the Ministry of Home Affairs to the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture as Honourable Commissioner.

“Two former Special Advisers, Prince Anofiu Elegushi and Architect Kabiru Ahmed are now assigned to the Ministries of Home Affairs and Waterfront Infrastructure as Honourable Commissioners respectively.

“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),” the statement said.

With the redeployment of Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf from the Ministry of Home Affairs to the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Adebolu ceases to be a member of the Lagos State cabinet five months after she was sworn in.