Africa: Lagos State govt. reshuffles cabinet, appoint new commissioner for tourism

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced minor cabinet reshuffle, with the appointment of three new members.

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Gboyega Akosile said eight cabinet portfolios affected by the redeployment include ministries of Local Government, ministry of Special Duties, Wealth Creation and Employment, Tourism, Arts and Culture, Home Affairs as well as Waterfront Infrastructure. Others are the Central Business District and Urban Development.

According to Akosile, governor Sanwo-Olu has moved three commissioners around, while two Special Advisers have been assigned new roles as commissioners.

Affected commissioners and their new portfolios are: Commissioner for Special Duties, Dr. Wale Ahmed who has now been moved to Local Government and Community Affairs; Mrs. Yetunde Arobieke, formerly Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs has been moved to the Ministry of Wealth Creation and Employment.

Also, Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf has been moved from the Ministry of Home Affairs to the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture as Honourable Commissioner.

Uzamat a renowned Pharmacist and politician, who has served on the State Executive Council as Honourable Commissioner for Youth and Social Development,2015 – 17 and Wealth Creation and Employment, 2018 – 19, was born on 25th May, 1974.

She bagged a B. Pharm. Degree from the University of Lagos, 2006 and Doctor of Social Work (DSW) from the Institute of Social Work of Nigeria.

She is a member of the Association of Ladies Pharmacists Society (ALPS), National Association of Social Workers of Nigeria (NASOW) and Pharmacists Society of Nigeria.

She is also the Managing Director/CEO of Musaroq Pharmaceutical, Beta Silver Crown Limited and Musaroq Nigeria Limited.

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