Names of Commissioners in Lagos State Currently 2023

Last updated on August 3rd, 2023 at 08:35 pm

This post is on the full list of current Commissioners in Lagos State appointed by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and special advisers. It will also list their names and offices.

Lagos is among the 36 states and capital in Nigeria located in the South-western geopolitical zone of the country. Recently, oil was discovered in Lagos. The current Governor of Lagos is His Excellency,  Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu who succeeded Akinwunmi Ambode after one term in office.



Lagos is an economical base and stronghold of Nigeria and was the former capital of Nigeria. One thing peculiar about Lagos State is that it can survive on its own without the help of the Federal Government. As you might have noticed, Lagos state is a business friendly state in Nigeria. No wonder different companies in Nigeria have their head-offices situated in Lagos state.

See below for members that makes up Sanwo-olu’s cabinet.

Lagos state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu appointed 21 Commissioners and 14 special advisers that made up his cabinet in March 2023. Their names, roles and offices are given below

List of Names of all Commissioners in Lagos State Presently & Offices

  1. Mr. Rabiu Olowo Onaolapo = Commissioner for Finance
  2. Mrs. Folashade Adefisayo = Commissioner for Education
  3. Prof. Akin Abayomi = Commissioner for Health
  4. Dr. Idris Salako = Commissioner for Fiscal Planning and Urban Development
  5. Mr. Tunji Bello = Commissioner for Water Resources and Environment
  6. Mr. Gbenga Omotoso = Commissioner for Information and Strategy
  7. Mrs. Bolaji Dada = Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation
  8. Mr. Lere Odusote = Commissioner Energy and Natural Resources
  9. Dr. Frederic Oladeinde = Commissioner for Transportation
  10. Mr. Gbolahan Lawal = Commissioner for Agriculture
  11. Moruf Akinderu Fatai = Commissioner for Housing
  12. Mr. Moyo Onigbanjo (SAN) = Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice
  13. Mr. Hakeem Fahm = Commissioner for Science and Technology
  14. Mrs. Ajibola Ponnle = Commissioner for Ministry Establishment, Training and Pension
  15. Engr. Aramide Adeyoye = Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure
  16. Mr. Segun Dawodu = Commissioner for Youth and Social Development
  17. Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf = Commissioner for Home Affairs
  18. Mrs. Yetunde Arobieke = Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs
  19. Mrs. Lola Akande = Commissioner for Commerce and Industry
  20. Mrs. Olufunke Adebolu = Commissioner for Tourism Arts and Culture
  21. Mr. Sam Egube = Commissioner for Economy Planning and Budget.

List of all Special Advisers to the Lagos State Government

  1. Dr. Wale Ahmed = Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Relations.
  2. Ms Ruth Bisola Olusanya = Special Adviser, Ministry of Agriculture.
  3. Princess Aderemi Adebowale = Special Adviser of the Office of Civic Engagement.
  4. Mr. Afolabi Ayantayo = Special Adviser on Political and Legislative Affairs.
  5. Mrs. Toke Benson-Awoyinka = Special Adviser, Ministry of Housing.
  6. Joe Igbokwe = Special Adviser for Drainage and Water Resources.
  7. Tubosun Alake = Special Adviser for Innovation and Technology.
  8. Architect Kabiru Ahmed Abdullahi = Special Adviser, Urban Development.
  9. Anofi Olanrewaju Elegushi = Special Adviser, Central Business Districts.
  10. Bonu Solomon Saanu = Special Adviser, Arts and Culture.
  11. Oluwatoyin Fayinka = Special Adviser, Ministry of Transportation.
  12. Oladele Ajayi = Special Adviser on Commerce and Industry.
  13. Tokunbo Wahab = Special Adviser, Ministry of Education.
  14. Solape Hammond = Special Adviser on Sustainable Development Goals.

Those are the list of Lagos state commissioners and special advisers presently in Governor Ambode’s cabinet

Update May, 2024: Newly appointed Lagos state Commissioners List

In a recent report by Punchng, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State reshuffled his cabinet. He dropped three commissioners and appointed five new ones.

This was contained in a press release by the current Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Tunji Bello, in a statement that confirmed that the three commissioners who were sacked include: Mrs. Adebimpe Akinsola, Mr. Femi Odubiyi, and Mr. Anifowoshe Abiola.

Messrs Hakeem Fahm, Ladi Lawanson, Segun Banjo, Olayinka Oladunjoye and Hakeem Sulaiman were newly appointed to head Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Transportation, Ministry of Economic Planning and Budget, Ministry of Commerce and Industry and  Ministry of Communities and Communications respectively.

The governor also moved Mr. Rotimi Ogunleye from Commerce and Industry to Physical Planning and Urban Development; Mr. Steve Ayorinde from Ministry of Information and Strategy to Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture; Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan from Communities and Communication to Ministry of Information and Strategy; Mr. Babatunde Durosinmi Etti from Ministry of Wealth Creation to Ministry of the Environment; Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf from Ministry of Youth and Social Development to Ministry of Wealth Creation; Mr. Agboola Dabiri from Central Business District to Ministry of Youth and Social Development.

Others include Dr. Samuel Adejare from Ministry of the Environment to Ministry of Waterfront Infrastructure Development; Engr. Ade Akinsanya from Ministry of Waterfront Infrastructure Development to Ministry of Works and Infrastructure.

The statement added that Mr. Benjamin Olabinjo has been moved from Special Adviser Commerce and Industry to become Special Adviser Civic Engagement, while Mr. Kehinde Joseph moved from Special Adviser Civic Engagement to become Special Adviser Housing.

Mr. Deji Tinubu, Special Adviser Sports has been redeployed as Special Adviser to the Governor on Commerce and Industry and Mr. Anofiu Elegushi moves from Special Adviser Transport to become Special Adviser, Central Business District.

The new Commissioners are expected to be cleared by the State House of Assembly while the other redeployment and postings take immediate effect.

According to the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Bello, the new appointments and redeployments are intended to create a new vigour and vitality for service delivery which has been the hallmark of the Governor Ambode administration.

Currently, the commissioner of education in Lagos state is Dr. Oluranti Idiat Adebule, she doubles as the Deputy governor of the state.

March 2023: Governor Sanwo-Olu cabinet members

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has sworn in new principal officials making up six permanent secretaries to his cabinet for now.

The principal officers in his cabinet and their positions include:

  1. Mrs Folashade Jaji – Secretary to the State Government
  2. Mr Tayo Ayinde – Chief of Staff
  3. Mr Gboyega Soyannwo – Deputy Chief of Staff
  4. Mr Gboyega Akosile – Deputy Chief Press Secretary

The new permanent secretaries are

  1. Dr Eniayewu Benjamin
  2. Erinle Olumide
  3. Oludara Okelola
  4. Wasiu Akeusola
  5. Yewande Falugba
  6. Mustapha Osiefa.

We would update this list as more names are added by the Governor.

Below is the 38 man list of Sanwo-Olu’s nominees for commissioner portfolios.

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, unveiled the list of his commissioner designates on Sunday, March 14, 2024.

The list contained the names of 38 nominees.

The nominees will be screened and vetted by the Lagos State House of Assembly before their formal appointments.

The nominees for commissioners in Lagos State are as follows:

  1. Mr. Rabiu Onaolapo
  2. Folashade Adefisayo
  3. Prof. Akin Abayomi
  4. Dr. Idris Salako
  5. Mr. Tunji Bello
  6. Mr. Gbenga Omotoso
  7. Mrs. Toke Benson-Awoyinka
  8. Mrs. Bolaji Dada
  9. Mr. Lere Odusote
  10. Dr. Frederic Oladeinde
  11. Mr. Gbolahan Lawal
  12. Ms. Adekemi Ajayi
  13. Mr. Femi George
  14. Dr. Wale Ahmed
  15. Mr. Moyo Onigbajo (SAN)
  16. Mr. Hakeem Fahm
  17. Mrs. Ajibola Ponnle
  18. Engr. Aramide Adeyoye
  19. Mr. Segun Dawodu
  20. Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf
  21. Mr. Sam Egube
  22. Ms. Ruth Olusanya
  23. Princess Aderemi Adebowale
  24. Mr. Tunbosun Alake
  25. Mr. Afolabi Ayantayo
  26. Mr. Oladele Ajayi
  27. Mr. Oluwatoyin Fayinka
  28. Mrs. Yetunde Arobieke
  29. Mr. Olanrewaju Sanusi
  30. Mr. Joe Igbokwe
  31. Mr. Bonu Solomon Saanu
  32. Arc. Kabiru Ahmed
  33. Mrs. Lola Akande
  34. Prince Anofi Olanrewaju Elegushi
  35. Mrs. Solape Hammond
  36. Mr. Moruf Akinderu Fatai
  37. Mrs. Shulamite Olufunke Adebolu
  38. Mr. Tokunbo Wahab

As soon as they receive their portfolios, we would attach it to their names.

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Oluchi Chukwu

Oluchi is a seasoned Information blogger, content developer and the editor of Nigerian Queries. She is a tech enthusiast who loves reading, writing and research

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