The Lagos state Governor Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced the desolved of his cabinet members ahead of the May 29 inauguration for his second term in office.
This was contained in a circular issued by the state’s head of service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola on Wednesday.
The dissolution of the executive does not however affect Political Appointees whose appointments are by Legislation/Tenure-Based and Members of Statutory Commissions/Governing Councils whose tenures have not lapsed.
The circular read: “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, Special 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 whose 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 (MDA).
“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, 26 May. 2023.
“Furthermore, all concerned Officers are to comply with the provision of paragraph 11 (1b), part one of the Fifth Schedule of Nigeria Constitution on End of Tenure Assets DeclarationWhile 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.HE.M.ES Agenda.
“Accordingly, all affected Political Office Holders, Accounting Officers of MDAs and the general Public are enjoined to note the contents of this Circular and give it the deserved Service-wide publicity”.