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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

LAGOS GOVERNOR, AMBODE APPOINTS NEW ACCOUNTANT GENERAL


Lagos state governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode Monday dissolved the boards of all parastatals and agencies in the state with “immediate effect”, a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Habib Aruna, said.
The statement however said the Civil Service Commission, Judicial Service Commission and the State Independent Electoral Commission were exempted from the dissolution order. The governor praised the modest contributions of the members of the dissolved boards, just as he wished them well in their future endeavours, the statement said.

Ambode also approved the appointment of Mrs. Abimbola Shukrat Umar as the Accountant General and the Permanent Secretary, State Treasury Office.


Mrs. Umar was the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry before her appointment. The statement said she holds of a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Economics (1983) from the University of Ibadan and Masters of Science in Corporate Governance (2013) from Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, United Kingdom. Mrs Umar is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria and Nigeria Economic Society. She spent over 15 years in the private sector, particularly with the renowned KPMG (International) before joining the Lagos State Civil Service as Chief Accountant in 2002.

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