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First Weekly’s Exclusive Story Confirmed As Tunji Bello Returns As Commissioner In Lagos



In confirmation of an exclusive story recently published by First Weekly Magazine, former Secretary To the Lagos State Government (SSG) during the era of former governor Akinwunmi Ambode, Mr. Tunji Bello will return as a commissioner in the state.

Tunji Bello’s name was listed among the 25 names submitted to the Lagos State House of Assembly by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in a release signed by the Deputy Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Gboyega Akosile and made available to journalists dated Sunday July 14.

It will be recalled that First Weekly Magazine had recently exclusively reported that Mr. Tunji Bello, a veteran journalist would be returning to the state cabinet as the Commissioner for the Environment.

Tunji Bello was the Commissioner for the Environment under Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola between 2011 and 2015.

Sources close to the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had revealed that Bello would return to the ministry of the Environment “to continue his work of making things work in the state through the ministry.”

It was gathered that Tunji Bello is very close to the National Leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

It is no longer news that Tinubu determines what happens in the APC in most states in the South West and that he has a stronghold of the party in Lagos State as he determines who rules the state at any point in time.

A source close to the prolific politician revealed that Sanwo-Olu was told from the onset that the party would impose commissioners on him.

He was said to have agreed to this term, which was why he was chosen among the numerous others to succeed former governor Akinwunmi Ambode, who was denied a second term over issues allegedly bothering on overbearing and insubordination.

As it were, sources revealed that it was certain that Tunji Bello would return to the Ministry of the Environment to “satinise the environmental degradation in the state and bring sanity back into the system through proper environmental administration and monitoring.”

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