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After inauguration as governor, Ambode appoints SSG, COS

BY TheCable


Akinwunmi Ambode, the governor of Lagos state, on Friday announced his first list of appointments moments after his inauguration into office.

In a statement he personally signed in Lagos, Ambode named Tunji Bello as Secretary to the State Government (SSG) and Samuel Olukunle Ojo as Chief of Staff (COS).

Abiodun Bamgboye was appointed principal private secretary, while Habib Adamson Aruna was appointed Chief Press Secretary (CPS).

The appointments take immediate effect.


“Bello, journalist and lawyer is a former commissioner for environment. He studied Political Science at the University of Ibadan and also attended the University of Lagos, where he bagged a Masters in International Law and Diplomacy. He later read law at the same university,” read the statement.

“His bustling journalism career started with the now defunct Concord Press Nigeria, where he rose from being a feature writer to become the editor of National Concord. He was appointed commissioner for environment in July 2011 by former Governor of the state, Babatunde Fashola.”

Ojo, the new COS , is presently the permanent secretary in the office of the COS.


“Aruna rose from the ranks to become the editor of Sunday Independent, from where he resigned in November 2014 to set up Upshotreports, an online newspaper,” it added.

“He studied Political Science at Bayero University and obtained a Masters in the same course at the University of Ibadan. He attended journalism courses both home and abroad and has been a consistent promoter of progressive ideas.”

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