Just In: Sanwo-Olu Makes First Appointment
Incoming Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has appointed Tayo Ayinde as his new Chief of Staff.
Naija News reports that this is coming few hours after Governor Akinwunmi Ambode officially handed over to him.
Sources close to Ayinde confirmed the appointment of the former Campaign Director of Sanwo-Olu.
During an interactive session with newsmen some days ago, Sanwo-Olu had disclosed those who would make up his cabinet.
Sanwo-Olu said: “There are so many intelligent people in Lagos. It’s just for us to identify them. Some could work full time, some part-time, others could be technocrats or politicians but the bottom line is for us to identify square pegs into square holes and round pegs into round holes. That’s number one.
“Number two, those who would work with Dr Hamzat and I must share our vision. They have to be on the same page with us from day one. The moment a politician or technocrat is appointed, he or she should see himself as a commissioner or staff adviser of Lagos, not for a sect or an area or jurisdiction. These are the basic things, we will not compromise.
“Femi and I have been on this journey for the past eight or nine months. So, immediately we come on board, we will organise a crash course for them (cabinet members) to see where we are going. The moment we all see a common vision, it will be easier for us to drive a common agenda. But I can say Lagosians will be happy with us when we finally bring out those names.”