Ambode appoints new Accountant General, sacks boards of parastatals, agencies


Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has approved the appointment of Abimbola Shukrat Umar as the new Accountant General of the State/ Permanent Secretary, (State Treasury office).

Umar, until her new appointment, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, holds Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Economics from the University of Ibadan and Masters of Science in Corporate Governance from Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds United Kingdom.

She is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria, CITN and Nigeria Economic Society respectively.

Umar had worked 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.

The governor also 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 and wished them well in their future endeavours.

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