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Ambode approves dissolution of boards of parastatals, agencies


…Approves appointment of Mrs. Abimbola Shukrat Umar as State Accountant General

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Monday approved the dissolution of all Boards of Parastatals and Agencies of Government in the State.

In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Habib Aruna, the Governor while stating that the dissolution takes immediate effect, however disclosed that the Civil Service Commission, Judicial Service Commission and the State Independent Electoral Commission are exempted.

Governor Ambode commended the modest contributions of the members of the dissolved Boards, just as he wished them well in their future endeavours.

Meanwhile, the Governor has also approved the appointment of Mrs. Abimbola Shukrat Umar as the new Accountant General of the State/ Permanent Secretary, (State Treasury office).

Mrs. Umar, prior to her new appointment, was the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

A holder of the degree of Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Economics (1983) from the University of Ibadan and Masters of Science in Corporate Governance (2013) from Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds United Kingdom, Mrs Umar is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria and Nigeria Economic Society respectively.

She also cut her teeth for over 15 years in the private sector, particularly with the renowned KPMG International before joining the Lagos State Civil Service as Chief Accountant in 2002.

Her appointment, according to the statement, takes effect immediately.





JUNE 15, 2015


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