Emmanuel Thomas, Lagos
May 29, 2015 – The Lagos State governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Friday, shortly after his inauguration, announced the appointment of key officials of his government.
In a statement he personally signed in Lagos, Ambode named Mr. Tunji Bello as Secretary to the State Government (SSG) and Mr. Samuel Olukunle Ojo as the Chief of Staff.
The statement further said that Mr. Abiodun Bamgboye has been appointed Principal Private Secretary, while Mr. Habib Adamson Aruna was appointed the Chief Press Secretary.
The appointments take immediate effect.
Bello, journalist and lawyer is a former Commissioner for Environment. He 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 presently 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.