Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos state yesterday sacked the sister of his predecessor, Babatunde Raji Fashola, during a shake-up in all the boards of parastatals and agencies in the state.
Fashola’s sister, Olayinka Fashola and 75 other heads of the parastatals and agencies were shown the way out via a statement issued by the office of the secretary to the state government, Tunji Bello.
Ms Fashola was the general manager of the Lagos State Residents Registration Agency. Also affected are Ola Oresanya, the general manager of the Lagos State Waste Management Agency; the general manager of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu; the executive chairman of the Lagos State Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board, Bolajoko Fashola; and Babatunde Edu, the head of the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency.
Also affected are the general managers of the Lagos State Electricity Board, Ms Damilola Ogunbiyi; the Urban Furniture and Regulatory Unit, Joe Igbokwe; the Lagos Water Cooperation, Shayo Holloway; the Lagos Internal Revenue Service, Tunde Fowler; the Lagos State Building Control Agency; the managing director of LAGBUS Assets Management, Babatunde Disu; and the general manager of the Lagos State Lotteries Board, Lanre Gbajabiamila.
Other agencies whose heads have been replaced are the Lagos State Waterways Authority, Lagos State Building Investment Company Limited, Lagos State Ferry Services, Lagos State Records and Archives Bureau, Lagos State Printing Cooperation, Lagos State Television, Lagos State Traffic Radio, Eko FM, Radio Lagos, among others.
According to the statement, those not affected are the Civil Service Commission, Judicial Service Commission and the State Independent Electoral Commission. The governor wished them all well in their future endeavours.
Ambode recently joined other eminent Nigerians to mark the 22nd anniversary of the June 12, 1993, presidential election of which the late business mogul, entrepreneur par excellence, philanthropist, sports enthusiast and astute politician, Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola, was widely regarded as the presumed winner.