BIRTH NAME : Akinwunmi Ambode
NET WORTH : He has cars and houses worth billions but his actual net worth isn’t declared.
DATE OF BIRTH/AGE : Born June 14, 1963
PLACE OF BIRTH: Epe LGA, Lagos State.
STATE OF ORIGIN : Lagos State
OCCUPATION : Politician
POSITION : Governor of Lagos State
NATIONALITY : Nigerian
MARITAL STATUS/WIFE : Married to Bolanle Patience
CHILDREN : He has 3 children
POLITICAL PARTY : All Progressives Congress
PROCEEDED BY : Babatunde Fashola
EDUCATION : Federal Government College, Warri. University of Lagos. Wharton Business School. Cranfield School of Management. Institute of Management Development. INSEAD and Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
RELEGION : Christian
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WEBSITE : www.akinwunmiambode com
Biography Of Akinwunmi Ambode, Governor Of Lagos State is what we are going to check out right now and if you are interested in knowing everything about the him then be our guest. This piece is created for those people that have keen interest on Akinwunmi Ambode, we shall reveal his lesser known facts.
Akinwunmi Ambode is the present Governor of Lagos State, a successor of Mr Babatunde Fashola. Before he became the Governor of Lagos state, he was a civil servant for twenty five years and a financial consultant before he ran for Governor and became the executive Governor of Lagos State in 2015.
Ambode under the umbrella of All Progressives Congress, ran for office of the Governor of Lagos State in April 2015, he won the election defeating his opponent by 150,000 votes. He was sworn in as the governor of Lagos on 29 May 2015.
Early Life And Background
Akinwunmi Ambode who is widely known as Ambode for shot , was born on 14 June, 1963 in Epe LGA, Lagos State. The humble man was born into the family of Festus Akinwale Ambode and Christianah Oluleye Ambode. He is one out of the 10 children of his parents . His father is late — he was a school teacher while his mother, Christianah Oluleye Ambode (nee Oresanya) was an entrepreneur.
Akinwunmi Ambode had his secondary school education at St. Jude’s Primary School, Ebutte Meta, Lagos, started from 1969 and graduated 1974. After completing his high school education, he proceeded to University of Lagos where he obtained a degree in Accountancy, graduating at the age of 21.
He later furthered his education obtaining his master’s degree in Accounting from the University of Lagos, and he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. After bagging his university degree and becoming a Chartered Accountant.
He was awarded the US Fulbright Scholarship for the Hubert Humphries Fellowship Programme in Boston Massachusetts. He didn’t call it a wrap there, he went further to study at Wharton Business School, for Advanced Management Programme. He also attended other top academic institution where he studied courses and programmes namely ;
- Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield, England,
- The Institute of Management Development, Lausanne, Switzerland,
- INSEAD Singapore and
- Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Boston, U.S.A
Judging from several parameters, it is agreeable to say that Akinwunmi Ambode is one of the most educated Nigeria politician and Governor.
Career ( Civil service & Consulting career)
Just as i clearly indicated in the first paragraph, Ambode has worked as a civil servant and as a consultant before his political career came into place. His career officially started from year 1988 when he was the Assistant Treasurer, Badagry Local Government, Lagos State, Nigeria. He was posted to Shomolu Local Government, Lagos State, as an Auditor in 1991. He has also held the position of Council Treasurer in Shomolu Local Government in yester years.
He once saved as Council Treasurer at Alimosho Local Government, Lagos State. Two years later, he became acting Auditor General for Local Government, Lagos State, Nigeria and that was year 2001 precisely. His position as the acting Auditor was confirmed by the State House of Assembly.
He become the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Finance following his appointment in 2005. He served as the accountant general for Lagos State, in charge of all the financial activities of the state and directly responsible for over 1400 accountants in the state service, he held this position from year 2006 to 2012.
While he was the accountant general for Lagos State, a lot of people expressed satisfaction for his competency. During his time, the State Treasury Office (STO) revolutionized the way Lagos State finances were raised, budgeted, managed and planned. As a result of his capability and dedication, the financial performance improved drastically at average of 85% annually. There is no doubt, Ambode is one of the best performing Nigeria Governor and one of the best Lagos state has ever had .
Ambode spent twenty five years in the civil service and finally retired in August 2012. After his retirement, he ventured into consulting and founded Brandsmiths Consulting Limited to provide Public Finance and Management Consulting services to government at all levels as well as its parastatals and agencies.
It is worthy of note that Ambode is a member of the Federal Government College, Warri Old Students Association (FEGOCOWOSA), a very active one at that. He was applauded for revitalizing the Lagos branch of the Association.
Ambode is married to Bolanle Patience (née Odukomaiya) Ambode, they walk down the aisle in the year 1991. They are blessed with 3 children together, twin boys and a girl.