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FASHOLA’S COMMISSIONER RESIGNS, TAKE UP APPOINTMENT IN FIRST BANK

 

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Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola

Commissioner for Finance Lagos State, Mr. Tokunbo Abiru has resigned. He resigned to take up appointment as Executive Director in First Bank.While accepting his resignation, Lagos State Governor,  Mr Babatunde Fashola  commended  him for rendering meritorious service to the State.

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Speaking at the event, Fashola noted that the Commissioner who is leaving to take up appointment as Executive Director of First Bank of Nigeria Plc and a Board member of FBN Holdings Plc, gave commendable service to the state within his short but impactful stay in office.

The governor wished him well in his new challenge as the Executive Director of one of the leading banks in the country and expressed confidence that the out-going Commissioner would prove his mettle as a seasoned banker while continuing to bear aloft the flag of the State.

Tokunbo Abiru, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and professional banker joined the State’s public service from the First Bank of Nigeria Plc where he has had over two decades of a successful career, serving variously as Group Head Corporate Banking and Business Development Manager among others.

In his letter of resignation to the Governor, dated June 8, Mr Abiru expressed his gratitude to the Governor for the life changing opportunity to serve the good people of Lagos and affirmed that he had indeed benefitted from the art of good leadership and governance.

He promised to remain a committed and good ambassador of the values and custom of the State Governor’s admirable leadership.

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The letter of appointment from First Bank Plc dated June 19, 2013 said the appointment of Mr Tokunbo Abiru as an Executive Director will take effect from August 1, 2013.

It also said the appointment which, subject to satisfactory performance and the usual annual assessment, will, in the first instance, be for a period of three years from the effective date and is also renewable for another three years, has effectively brought to an end his approved leave of absence from August 1, 2013.

Mr Abiru was also nominated by a June 26, 2013 letter from the FBN Holdings Plc to serve as a Director on its Board.

 

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