Sanwo-Olu dissolves cabinet ahead of inauguration for 2nd tenure
Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Wednesday announced the dissolution of his cabinet, in preparation for his second term swearing-in ceremony on May 29.
The dissolution is contained in a circular signed by the Head of Service, Mr Hakeem Muri-Okunola.
Muri-Okunola said that the dissolution of the cabinet members would take effect from the close of work on May 26.
He, however, said that the dissolution of the cabinet did not affect government appointees whose tenures were yet to expire, as guided by the relevant laws of their establishments.
”It is hereby notified for general information that Mr Governor, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, has directed that Political Appointees, specifically, Honourable Commissioners, Special Advisers (Cabinet and Non-Cabinet), all Assistants (Senior Special Assistants, Assistants, Personal Assistants, Technical Assistants, Personal Aides etc) be notified of the end of term of their appointments, with effect from the close of work on Friday, 26th May, 2023.
”However, Political Appointees whose appointments are by Legislation/Tenure-Based and Members of Statutory Commissions/Governing Councils that their tenures have not lapsed, are not affected by this directive, unless otherwise formally informed.
”Therefore, all affected political office holders are expected to prepare individual handover notes and return any government property, including utility/project vehicles in their possession to the Accounting Officer/Most Senior Director of their respective Ministries, Department and Agencies.
”In addition to handing over to their respective Permanent Secretaries, Cabinet Members are to send a copy of the handover notes to the Permanent Secretary, Cabinet Office not later than Friday, 26th May, 2023,” he said.
Muri-Okunola also said that all concerned officers were to comply with the provision of paragraph 11 (1b), part one of the Fifth Schedule of Nigeria Constitution on End of Tenure Assets Declaration.
”While wishing the affected political office holders success in their future endeavours, Mr Governor appreciates the contributions and roles of the affected public officers to the development of the state, especially the significant milestones recorded under the T.H.E.M.E.S Agenda,” he said.