Governor of Lagos State, Bababjide Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday, ordered the dissolution of the State Executive Council (SEC), including all other political aides to hand over with effect from Friday, May 26, 2023.
Sanwo-Olu in a circular number 046 titled: “End of Political Office Holders-Cabinet/Non-Cabinet Ranks,” released by State’s Head of Service (HoS), Hakeem Muri-Okunola, urged all political appointees in the state to declare their assets while handing over the affairs of their offices latest by Friday, May 26.
According to him, the declaration of assets was in compliance with the provision of paragraph 11 (1b), part one of the fifth schedule of Nigerian Constitution on end of tenure assets declaration.
He added that the affected officers are Commissioners, Special Advisers (cabinet and non-cabinet), all assistants (Senior Special Assistants, Special Assistants, Personal Assistants, Personal Assistants, Technical Assistants, Personal aides etc).
The governor also instructed the officers to prepare individual handover notes and return any government property including utility/project vehicles in their possessions to the accounting officer/most senior director of their respective ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs).
“However, political appointees whose appointments are by legislation/tenure-based and members of statutory commissions/Governing Councils that their tenure have not lapsed, are not affected by the directive, unless otherwise formally informed,” the circular noted.