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Celebrating Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode @ 54!


We celebrate Nigeria’s very own Akinwunmi Ambode!


A native of Epe, Lagos, Ambode was born June 14, 1963 to late Festus Akinwale Ambode (a teacher) and Christianah Oluleye Ambode (nee Oresanya) an entrepreneur.

Akinwumi Ambode is a graduate of the university of Lagos, he studied Accounting and graduated in the year 1984 at the age of 21. He became a chartered accountant at the age of 24, also having his Masters Degree in Accounting.

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In the year 2005 he became the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Finance, Lagos Sate. Eventually he was appointed the Accountant-General of Lagos State.
He was a civil servant for 27 years and a financial consultant before running for public office as Governor of Lagos State in 2015.

Ambode ran for office of the Governor of Lagos State in April 2015 as a member of the All Progressives Congress, the state’s ruling party, he won the election, defeating the second-place candidate by more than 150,000 votes. He began his tenure as the governor of Lagos on 29 May 2015, he succeeded Babatunde Fashola.

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Akinwunmi Ambode is a member of several professional bodies including: Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and a Member of the Nigerian Institute of Management. He is also the founder of La Roche Leadership Foundation, a non-profit organization whose primary aim is developing the next generation of leaders.

Ambode is married to Bolanle Patience Ambode (nee Odukomaiya).

He turns 54 today.

Happy birthday sir!

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