Ambode appoints Tunji Bello SSG, Ojo as Chief of staff


The Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has appointed the outgoing Commissioner for Environment, Tunji Bello as Secretary to the State Government (SSG).

Also, Samuel Olukunle Ojo was also appointed as the Chief of Staff. The appointments were made few hours after Ambode took the oath of office.


The statement further said that Abiodun Bamgboye has been appointed Principal Private Secretary, while Habib Adamson Aruna was appointed the Chief Press Secretary.

The appointments take immediate effect.

Bello, journalist and lawyer, studied Political Science at the University of Ibadan and later went to the University of Lagos where he bagged a Masters in International Law and Diplomacy. He later read law in the same University.

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 the former Governor, Babatunde Fashola.

Ojo, the new Chief of Staff is at present the Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Chief of Staff.

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.

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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